Vigil on the SU Quad in Memory of Disabled People Murdered by Caregivers & Family Members
On Friday, March 30, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) is organizing a series of candlelight vigils nationwide to honor the memories of disabled individuals who have been murdered by their caregivers and family members. On March 6, George Hodgins, a 22-year-old Autistic man, was killed by his mother, who
subsequently took her own life.
Please join us at Syracuse University this Friday, 3/30/12, to remember the victims of these horrible crimes, and to protest the devaluation of disabled people’s lives.
The program will consist of a moment of silence, followed by a reading of the names of victims who were killed throughout the years. The group assembled will then participate in the singing of “Lead On,” written by the late disabled activist Justin Dart. Vigil participants will then be invited to discuss their feelings and perspectives.
What: Candlelight vigil to honor the memories of disabled people murdered by caregivers and family members
When: Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m.
Where: The Orange Grove, on the Syracuse University Quad. (Rain location: Kittredge Auditorium, in the Huntington Beard Crouse building.)
Candles will be provided. Because of university and city regulations, please do not bring your own candles.
American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.
The Counseling Center (443-4715), Hendricks Chapel (443-2901) and the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (443-1087) are available on campus to any Syracuse University community members needing additional support.
The Beyond Compliance Coordinating Committee
The Disability Law Society
The Disability Student Union
and the SU Disability Cultural Center
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/358934340812375/
Contact Person: Diane Wiener
Director, Disability Cultural Center