A forum on hate crimes
will be held in New York City on Saturday – the 41st anniversary of
the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.
Immigrant advocacy group Make the
Road New York says relatives of Jose Sucuzhanay will participate
in the forum at its Brooklyn office at 301 Grove St.
Sucuzhanay and his brother were attacked
in December as they walked arm-in-arm to keep warm. The attackers shouted
anti-Hispanic and anti-gay slurs.
Two men have been arrested on charges
including second-degree murder as a hate crime. Forum participants will
share stories on hate incidents. They’ll discuss causes and solutions,
and light candles to remember victims.
The New York City Gay & Lesbian
Anti-Violence project and the NAACP also will participate. For more
information, visit maketheroad.org.