Candlelight Vigil in Honour of Nex Benedict

Please join us on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Fredericton City Hall for a candlelight vigil in honour of Nex Benedict.

Nex Benedict was a 16 year old non-binary indigenous youth of Oklahoma. They recently passed away as a result of brutal violence which took place in their school washroom.

Nex loved cats, rock music, video games and they were a gifted artist and 4.0 student. They should still be alive today; they should have had the chance to grow up and realize their dreams.

We request the presence of all 2SLGBTQIA+ and allies who have been affected by this tragedy, so we may honour Nex and mourn this tragedy together as a community.

We will gather at about 6:15PM and start the vigil by 6:30PM. Candles will be provided on site.

We will share words, songs, a moment of silence and then leave the microphone open for whomever may feel compelled to share some words, a poem, an experience, or perhaps just a simple phrase of solidarity.

This event has been organized as a result of what happened to Nex, but is for each and every one of us who belong to this community as well as anyone who cares about those who belong. We hope as many of you that are able will join us.

***PLEASE share this event here and on any other social media platforms you frequently use. Feel free to screenshot or copy&paste to Twitter, Instagram, Tiktok, etc. Help spread this event to as many members of the Fredericton community as you can over this week leading up to the event. Thank you for your support.***

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