News 4 is looking back on what has changed in the year since the Tops mass shooting. Tune in at 1 p.m. Sunday for a special report as we reflect on what we’ve lost, what we’ve learned, and how we continue to heal. See our latest coverage here.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — As we approach the one-year mark of the Tops mass shooting on May 14, 2022, many events are being held throughout the weekend to reflect, remember, learn and continue to heal.
A list of events can be found below.
Friday, May 12
- Educational Day of Healing & Restoration / WNED Buffalo Toronto Public Media
- Panel Discussion: Beyond Hate – Roswell Park First Floor Conference Room, 665 Elm Street, 9 a.m. to noon
Saturday, May 13
- 514 5k and 1/2 Marathon sponsored by the Lt. Aaron Salter Memorial Scholarship: 1/2 marathon begins at Canisius College on Main Street and Jefferson Avenue at 7 a.m., 5k begins at Delaware Park at 9 a.m.
- Community Gathering for Reflection Healing and Hope – Johnnie B. Wiley Amateur Athletic Sports Pavilion, 1110 Jefferson Avenue, noon to 4 p.m.
- “Embracing Buffalo” event at WNY Peace Center, 1272 Delaware Avenue, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- “Lament, Dreams, and the Work of Justice” talk from Rev. Bryan N. Massingale, STD, Montante Cultural Center at Canisius College, 7 p.m.
- Buffalo Black Caucus: “Turning Trauma into Triumph” – Canisius College, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, May 14
- Bookstore pop-up with Second Chapter Bookstore, Jefferson Avenue and Landon Street, 1 p.m.
- Moment of Remembrance – Jefferson Avenue Tops, 1275 Jefferson Avenue, 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – church bells will chime at 2:28 p.m.
- Memorial Service for Healing and Hope led by Pastor Jamal Harrison Bryant – Elim Christian Fellowship, 70 Chalmers Avenue, 6 p.m.
- Buffalo Diocese Bishop Michael Fisher has asked all churches, particularly those in the City of Buffalo, to ring their bells at 2:28 p.m. in remembrance of the victims. The Diocese will also release a special video reflection that can be viewed here.
News 4 will air its special report on the Tops mass shooting on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on WIVB. If your organization is hosting an event to add to this list, please submit it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tops Mass Shooting
- How will history remember the Buffalo mass shooting? History Museum starts by preserving artifacts
- Lt. Aaron Salter honored by SUNY Erie Law Enforcement Training Academy for his service and sacrifice
- “There’s no blueprint to healing with this massacre”: Local nonprofit continues helping East Side one year after mass shooting
- Small business grants for communities on Buffalo’s East Side
- Rev. Al Sharpton returns to Buffalo to offer words of hope
Aidan Joly joined the News 4 staff in 2022. He is a graduate of Canisius College. You can see more of his work here.