Subject: March 1st - Day of Mourning 2021
2021 Day Of Mourning
A candlelight vigil to remember the people with disabilities murdered by
March 1 | 4 - 5 PM | Zoom | Register at go.umd.edu/dayofmourning21
“Mourn for the dead, and fight like hell for the living.” - Mother Jones
People with disabilities are twice as likely as non-disabled people to be
victims of violent crime. Every year, the national media covers dozens of
stories about murders of people with disabilities by family members or
caregivers, and many more go unnoticed.
Too often, the coverage focuses on sympathy for the murderer, because they
had to live with or care for a person with a disability. The message to the
public is that our lives, not our deaths, are the tragedy.
On March 1st, join the Autistic Self Advocacy Network in remembering people
with disabilities who lost their lives at the hands of family members or
caregivers. We will remember those we have lost and remind the world that
their lives had value.
Live captions and ASL will be provided during this event. Please contact PCDI
at [log in to unmask] with questions or if you need accommodations that will
facilitate your full participation in the event. Please find updated event
details at https://pcdi.umd.edu/day-of-mourning
Contact Person: President's Commission on Disability Issues
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]
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