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Source: Make the Road New York
Subject: TGNCIQ Justice
Type: Press Advisory

LGBT, Immigrant and African-American Groups to Hold Forum on Hate Crimes on Anniversary of MLK Jr.’s Assassination

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MAKE THE ROAD NEW YORK: Press Advisory


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –
April 2, 2009

Contacts:  Andrew Friedman, 718-809-7158

Irene Tung, 718-755-6750
Karina Claudio, 917-676-2559

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LGBT, Immigrant and African-American Groups to Hold Forum on Hate Crimes on Anniversary of MLK Jr.’s Assassination

The
Sucuzhanay family will join other community members to share
testimonies of hate incidents, light candles to remember victims of
recent bias-related violence and to discuss proactive strategies to
reduce hate violence, especially in light of the current economic
downturn

What:A forum to discuss causes and solutions of hate crimes.  The event is

organized in response to the December 2008 hate crime committed against the Sucuzhanay brothers, immigrants from Ecuador.

When:Saturday April 4th, 2pm-5pm (From 2pm – 3pm the event will be open

to members of the media)

Where:Make the Road New York Bushwick Office – 301 Grove Street between

Myrtle and Knickerbocker  (Take the L train or the M train to Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave)

Who:Diego Sucuzhanay, brother of victims

Make the Road New York
NAACP
Climbing Poetree
Alianza Ecuatoriana
Anti-Violence Project

Additional
sponsors include: CAUSE-NY, Carmen’s Place, COPO, FIERCE, Generation Q
of the Queens Community House, NCPRR, Northern Bushwick Resident’s
Association, The New York Immigration Coalition, Queers for Economic
Justice, YKASEC, and WAAB