NOTE: We send prayers and our sympathy to the many murder victims on this day including our visionary founder, Bill Pelke. Please note the post just above this one for the special request to vigil and pray for a missing Murder Victim and friend of the abolition against the death penalty movement. And also see and send out the SPECIAL EVENT notice for Western North Carolina - Asheville happening with featured MVFM and author of "Coffee House God" just below the Commemoration.
From Equal Justice USA:
Greetings! Today is the third annual National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. Murder touches hundreds of families each year. Our work to end the death penalty has put us in contact with many of these families and the organizations that serve them. They have taught us that homicide survivors suffer a special kind of traumatic grief and that the critical services they need to heal, including specialized counseling by trauma experts, financial assistance, and other ongoing support, are sorely lacking.
The following is a special invitation to all who are in Western North Carolina...
Please take note that ... September 25, is A National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. "So long as we live, they too shall live and love for they are a part of us as we remember them." - Gates of Prayer
I hope to see you at MVFR (Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation -- here ) member Therese Bartholomew's book discussion and signing Saturday, October 3, at 3pm at Malaprops Bookstore and Cafe, 55 Haywood St., Asheville.
Thank you for your help and attendance at last week's UNCA panel discussion, "Let Justice Roll! Racial Justice in North Carolina". I've attached a couple of photos. If you'd like to see my album, "WNC Working for the NC Racial Justice Act", please visit here
Thanks to Connie Nash for writing and submitting this excellent article about Edward Chapman here
Here's a list of upcoming events (please contact me for further details):
Tuesday, September 28, 6:15pm -- Charlotte Coalition meeting, Charlotte;
Saturday, October 3, 3pm -- MVFR member Therese Bartholomew Book Discussion & Signing at Malaprops Bookstore & Cafe, Asheville;
Thursday, October 8, 5:30pm -- Buncombe Coalition meeting, UCC, Asheville;
Thursday, October 15, 7pm -- Haywood Coalition meeting, Osondu, Waynesville.
Alex Cury, Western Region Coordinator
North Carolina Coalition for a Moratorium
(828) 253-5088 (O)
(828) 318-7741 (C)