After two violent hate crimes against Latino immigrants in the past year, Bushwick community to hold vigil to condemn anti-immigrant and homophobic hate crimes.
Family of victims, elected officials, and Bushwick residents to gather, light candles, announce Mario Vera Support Fund, and call for long-term solutions to intolerance.
Community residents to call for a city hate crimes hotline and registry, stronger anti-harassment policies in the city schools, and comprehensive immigration reform.
Contact: Irene Tung, Make the Road New York, 718-755-6750;
What: A vigil to condemn the hate crime committed against Mario Vera.
Where: Beth Israel Hospital, 1st Avenue and East 16th Street
Ana Maria Archila, Make the Road New York, 917-330-5337
(English and Spanish)