“No to Hate” unity vigil on Fri. Nov. 14th at 7pm

November 13, 2008 at 12:33 pm Leave a comment

PeaceSmiths encourages its members to attend a vigil on Friday night at 7pm in Patchogue, in memory of Marcello Lucero. Some information from a LI Wins announcement is below, which gives the location and the reason for this event.

It is with heavy hearts that we write to you this week. Last Saturday night 7 teenagers from Patchogue and Medford murdered Marcello Lucero. The assailants were specifically looking to inflict violence that night on “some Mexicans”. Marcello and his friend became their targets because they were Hispanic. This was a murder driven by hate and the 7 young men who inflicted this violence now stand trial for their hate crime. Long Island Wins’ sends our sincere and deepest sympathies to Marcello’s family.

Many of you have been touched by this story and have inquired about how you can show your support for the Lucero family. The Long Island Immigrant Alliance, Long Island Wins and many other community groups will be part of a candlelight vigil to be held this Friday, November 14th at 7:00pm at the corner of Railroad Ave and Sephton St in Patchogue (At the scene of the crime, behind the west side of Patchogue Railroad Station)  This vigil is in memory of Marcello Lucero. We look to come together as a community, fellow Long Islanders, to tell the world that we will not accept hate in our communities.

We will continue to cover up-to-the-minute news on the Marcello Lucero murder and other important immigration headlines, on our website www.longislandwins.com

We ask all our readers to please come and show your support Friday night at 7pm for Marcello Lucero’s family and the Latino community. We need to come together in this time of tragedy and build a stronger voice against hate.

Sincerely,

The Long Island WINS Team

Forwarded by PeaceSmiths, Inc.

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Calendar

Fri. Dec 1st
8pm
John Myles
and
Zack Reyes
plus
OPEN MIC

*
Fri. November 3rd

8pm / Jazz & more
Coincidence Machine
and
Jimi Durso & friends
and
Rudel Drears, jazz piano
plus
Open Mic!

***

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8pm
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