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NY residents hold vigil to condemn hate crimes

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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.

What:  A vigil to condemn the hate crime committed against Mario Vera. 

  • Family members of Mario Vera, victim of September 23rd hate crime
  • Diego Sucuzhanay, brother of Jose Sucuzhanay, killed in a hate incident in Bushwick in December 2008
  • City Council Speaker Christine Quinn
  • City Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito
  • Make the Road New York
  • International Ecuadorian Alliance
When:   Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 6:30 PM
Where:  Beth Israel Hospital, 1st Avenue and East 16th Street
 Contact: Irene Tung, Make the Road New York, 718-755-6750;
Ana Maria Archila, Make the Road New York, 917-330-5337
(English and Spanish

STORY TAGS: new york, ny, hate, crime, violence, prejudice, mario, vera, support, anti-immigrant, homophobia

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