Saturday, March 1, 2014

Join The Vigil

I am about to sign on to the virtual part of the vigils to remember disabled victims of filicide–disabled people murdered by their family members or caregivers.

You can log in anytime between 3:00 and 9:00 PM Eastern Time today (March 1, 2014), by clicking the photo below.
photo of a single burning candle against a dark background

According to the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, live, in-person vigils are being held today in the following cities:

Sacramento, CA
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Fort Myers, FL
Atlanta, GA
Chicago, IL
Boston, MA
Baltimore, MD
Towson, MD
Houghton, MI
Missoula, MT
Robbinsville, NC
Lincoln, NE
Woodbridge, NJ
Reno, NV
New City, NY
New York City, NY
Rochester, NY
Syracuse, NY
Eugene, OR
Portland, OR
Pittsburgh, PA
Seattle, WA
Washington, DC
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Another Addendum:

Yet Another Disabled Child Killed By Family
S. E. Smith, - June 19, 2013

Here is an excellent, hard to read, but important article that provides very specific context to this vigil. Please read it, especially if you are not sure what this Vigil / Day Of Mourning is all about. Thanks to Tumblr bloggers Wheeliewifee and Sunshine, Been Keeping Me Up For Days who posted and reflagged this.

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