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Several events scheduled to commemorate Jan. 8 anniversary

Posted at 3:18 PM, Jan 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-09 07:03:08-05

There are several events scheduled across Tucson on Sunday to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the tragedy on January 8, 2011 where a gunman opened fire outside of a local Safeway, killing six and leaving 13 wounded, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. 

At 10:10 a.m. Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will ring the bell at Fire Central in memory of the six shooting victims. Those killed that day were Christina-Taylor Green, age 9, Dorothy "Dot" Morris, age 76, U.S. District Court Judge John Roll, age 63, Phyllis Schneck, age 79, Dorwan Stoddard, age 76, Gabriel "Gabe" Zimmerman, age 30.

The bell ringing will take place at Fire Central, 300 S Fire Central Place. 

A forum on the "update in the progress toward gun control six years after the tragedy" will take place at St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church at 10:15 a.m. Speakers from the Arizona Legislature include Senator Steve Farley and State Representative Randy Friese. The public is welcome to attend.

The forum will take place at 4440 North Campbell Avenue at River Road. 

Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer, Executive Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse will speak at The Casas Adobes Forum will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Lukensmeyer's talk will be on  "Rebuilding Public Trust:  Civility, Respect and Engagement," according to a news release. The event is free and open to the public.

The forum will take place at McNear Hall on the campus of Casas Adobes Congregational Church UCC, 6801 North Oracle Road. Casas Adobes Congregational Church UCC, 6801 North Oracle Road. 

For more information, head to their website here

"We Remember, Do You? Human Embrace Event" will take place from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. 

"Show your support for our community and other communities who have gone through tragedy by joining us on the field to create a human EMBRACE symbol. Tucson’s Memorial is an embrace. The embrace symbol was designed to communicate togetherness, solidarity, and empathy," the event wrote on its Facebook page

The event will take place at Hi Corbett Field, 3400 E Camino Campestre. Gates open at 1 p.m. and the program will begin at 2 p.m.

Participants are encouraged to wear a white shirt. 

If you know of any additional Jan. 8 memorial events please email