Angel Colon

Pulse Nightclub shooting survivor Angel Colon will speak on Oct. 4.

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Angel Colon: Pulse Nightclub survivor to speak on Oct. 4

READING, Pa. — When Angel Colon decided to go to Pulse Nightclub in Orlando for a fun night with friends on June 11, 2016, he had no idea that by the early morning hours of June 12, his life would be changed forever. He will discuss his experience as a survivor of one of the deadliest shootings in the country at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium at Penn State Berks. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Born and raised in Massachusetts and a current resident of Orlando, Florida, Colon is a dynamic keynote speaker who aims to inspire the audience with love and hope. A compelling storyteller, he will share his life experience, the obstacles he faced prior to the deadly attack at Pulse, and his road to recovery. Colon’s journey of triumph and resilience is a story for that will touch all audiences. 

Penn State Berks reserves the right to limit the photography and/or recording of any program. The permitted or prohibited activities during a particular program will be announced at the beginning of the event and/or included in the printed program. All media requesting interviews and/or access to photograph and/or tape any program must contact the Office of Strategic Communications at 610-396-6053.

This event is sponsored by the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.