October 21, 2009 — Tomorrow night, the families of hate violence victims Jack Price and Jose Sucuzhanay will join members of the LGBTQ and immigrant communities in Queens for a community forum and dialogue on combating and responding to recent hate violence in New York City. Price, an openly gay man, was brutally beaten earlier this month in College Point, Queens in what police are calling a hate crime. Sucuzhanay, an Ecuadorian immigrant, was murdered last year in Bushwick, Brooklyn as the men who killed him yelled racist and anti-gay slurs.
The event, Intersecting Paths: Confronting Hate Violence in LGBTQ and Immigrant Communities, will educate community members on strategies for combating hate violence and on their rights with police. It is hosted by 10 civil rights organizations, will include a panel discussion and small group discussions, and is open to all. It is part of Latino Pride Week.
Intersecting Paths: Confronting Hate Violence in LGBTQ and Immigrant Communities
7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22
Make the Road NY, 92-10 Roosevelt Ave. in Jackson Heights, Queens. Childcare and food will be provided.
The family of Jack Price
The family of Jose Sucuzhanay
City Councilmember Julissa Ferreras
City Council Candidate Daniel Dromm
Make the Road NY
New York Civil Liberties Union
New Immigrant Community Empowerment
Silvia Rivera Law Project