Vigils for Justice y en Memoria de Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado

georgestevenmercado1-233x300There are a number of vigils that will be happening this coming weekend across the U.S. and in Puerto Rico demanding justice and in memory of Jorge Steven . I will be at the one in NYC this coming Sunday (local VL’ers hit me up if you want to come with or meet up).

As soon as more information comes in I will update this post. If you have information about a vigil in your community please leave a comment or email us at info@vivirlatino.com

Amherst
Monday November 23, 2009
6:30 pm
Food for Thought Books
106 North Pleasant Street
Bay Area
Sunday, November 22nd, 2009
3:30 pm
Mac Arthur and Grand Ave. at Lake Merritt
CONTACT: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Liz Latty
PHONE: (510) 282-5223
EMAIL: morethanavigil@gmail.com

Chicago
Sunday, November 22nd, 2009
4-6 pm
Humboldt Park

Los Angeles
Sunday, November 22nd, 2009
8pm-9:30 pm
West Hollywood Corner of Santa Monica and San Vicente

New York City
Sunday, November 22nd, 2009
7-9 pm
Hudson Pier 45 at Christopher Street

Philadelphia
Sunday, November 22nd, 2009
7 pm
Love Park 15th and Arch

Washington D.C.
Sunday, November 22nd, 2009
5-6:30pm
Dupont Circle, Washington D.C.
For more information contact Rayyan 410-530-6078.

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2 comments on “Vigils for Justice y en Memoria de Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado
  1. We are planning a vigil this Friday. See below. Do you have any more information about the other vigil listed in Philly?

    Contact:
    Chip Alfred
    Communications Director
    (215) 732-3378, ext. 116 (office)
    (859) 806-8964 (cell)
    chip@equalityforum.com

    http://www.equalityforum.com

    Press Advisory

    WHAT: Vigil to Remember Gay Teen Jorge Lopez Mercado

    WHEN: Friday, November 20th from 6:30 – 7 p.m.

    WHERE: Church of St Luke and The Epiphany, 330 S. 13th St., Philadelphia

    BACKGROUND: Lopez, a Puerto Rican native, was found partially burned, decapitated and with arms and legs dismembered, on the side of the road near his home town Caguas, Puerto Rico on Saturday, November 14th.

    ABOUT THE VIGIL: Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) organizations, activists and allies will attend. The Vigil will include the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus, Gloria Casarez, LGBT Liaison to Mayor Nutter, Cynthia Vasquez, youth activist at the Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative (GALAEI), and Malcolm Lazin, Executive Director of Equality Forum.

    PURPOSE: To Stop the Slaughter and call on US Attorney General Holder to prosecute this horrific crime as the first gay hate crime pursuant to the recently enacted Matthew Shepard Act.

    Equality Forum is a national and international GLBT civil rights organization with an educational focus. Equality Forum coordinates GLBT History Month, produces documentary films, undertakes high-impact initiatives, and presents the largest annual national and international GLBT civil rights forum.

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