Disability Advocates to Hold Vigil at U.S. Capitol for Disability Community Day of Mourning

Washington, D.C., February 29, 2016—Tomorrow, the National LGBTQ Task Force will join disability organizations at a vigil in front of the U.S. Capitol as part of the nationwide actions taking place for the Disability Community Day of Mourning. Disability community advocates hope to raise awareness of the ongoing murders of people with disabilities by family member caregivers. Over the last five years, close to two-hundred people with disabilities have been murdered by their parents. Vigil attendees will gather at 5:00 P.M. on March 1, 2016 at the West Front Lawn of the US Capitol.

WHAT: Disability Community Day of Mourning Vigil

WHERE: West Front Lawn, Center Grassy Area 1, U.S. Capitol

                First Street & Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001

WHEN: Wednesday, March 1, 2016, 5:00 P.M. – 6 P.M.

WHO: Victoria Rodriguez-Roldan, Trans/Gender Non-Conforming Justice Project  Director at the National LGBTQ Task Force; Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN); the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD); National Council on Independent Living (NCIL); ADAPT; and disability community members.