Advisory: Near West Side Community Vigil to be held Monday, March 2, at Church of the Gesu

Feb. 28, 2020

Near West Side LogoMILWAUKEE — In light of recent tragic events, a Near West Side Community Vigil will be held on Monday, March 2, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Church of the Gesu, 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with a program to begin at 5 p.m. Pastor Lisa Bates-Froiland from Redeemer Lutheran Church will preside over the vigil. Reflections will also be offered by community and spiritual leaders, including Marquette President Michael R. Lovell.

The event, which is open to the general public, is accessible to the media with available interview space adjacent to the church entrance from 4:30 p.m. until the start of the program. Space will also be available within the Church of the Gesu for filming purposes.

Event information:

Date: Monday, March 2

Time: 4:30 p.m., program at 5 p.m.

Place: Church of the Gesu, 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Media wishing to attend are strongly encouraged to contact Kevin Conway at

About Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or