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Remembering Nohemi Gonzalez

Release Date: 2015-12-02

While the whole world mourns with Paris, the attacks have hit close to home here in Long Beach. Nohemi Gonzalez, a 23 year old student at Cal State Long Beach, and a beloved daughter and friend, was killed in Paris Friday.

Our entire city is grieving this tragic loss. We will ensure that Nohemi’s memory is honored and her family is supported.

A vigil will be held at 4PM today at Friendship Walk on the Cal State Long Beach Campus. I will be joining CSULB President Jane Conoley, faculty, students and friends to remember and honor her life. The community is invited to attend.

Nohemi was an exceptional young woman who worked hard and contributed greatly to our community. She cared about others and made a positive impact on the world. Her loss is heartbreaking for all of us, but especially for those closest to her.

Paris, like Long Beach, is a city that believes in equality, freedom, and justice. The people of Long Beach stand with Paris and with all the people around the world who share those values. In the coming days I know that our nation will stand with France.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of Nohemi Gonzalez, and with all those mourning for Paris.