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Sign up to be a Day of Mourning Vigil Site Coordinator

In the past five years, over four hundred people with disabilities have been murdered by their parents, relatives or caregivers. On Wednesday, March 1st, the disability community will gather across the nation to remember these disabled victims of filicide – disabled people murdered by their family members or caregivers....

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Disability Day of Mourning Vigil Sites

In the past five years, over one hundred and eighty people with disabilities have been murdered by their parents. Tuesday, March 1st, the disability community will gather across the nation to remember disabled victims of filicide–disabled people murdered by their family members or caregivers. We see the same pattern...

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On Our Backs, We Will Carry Them

Reflections on the 2015 Disability Day of Mourning From ASAN President Ari Ne’eman Memory is an important part of how we define our communities. When we think about the history of the disability rights movement, there are so many moments at which we stop and think to ourselves, “But...

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2015 Day of Mourning Vigil Sites

In the past five years, over seventy people with disabilities have been murdered by their parents. These acts are horrific enough on their own. But they exist in the context of a larger pattern. A parent kills their disabled child. The media portrays these murders as justifiable and inevitable due...

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Understandable

by Meg Evans The characters and events in this short story are entirely fictional. Sometimes drawing a picture makes things more understandable. When Kelsey was younger she’d carried big spiral notebooks everywhere with her, sketching obsessively. Then her therapist, Dr. Caldwell, had told her that now she was in...

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Day of Mourning 2014

Saturday, March 1st, the disability community will gather across the nation to remember disabled victims of filicide–disabled people murdered by their family members or caregivers. In the past five years, over forty people with disabilities have been murdered by their parents. In the year since our last vigil, our...

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