Disability Day of Mourning 2023

Disability Day of Mourning is a chance for our community to remember disabled people lost to filicide, or the murder of a family member.. We came together with vigils across the country and the world to mourn.

Day of Mourning Virtual DC Vigil

The DC Vigil, in the shadow of the Capitol Building, featured ASAN staff and friends. We read the names added this year and heard from disability community leaders.

ASAN Director of Advocacy Zoe Gross read her piece “Killing Words.”

Ma’ayan Anafi of the National Women’s Law Center also shared remarks.

Then we heard from Maria Town, president and CEO of the American Association for People with Disabilities.

Day of Mourning Virtual Vigil

Our virtual vigil was hosted by ASAN Community Engagement Manager Noor Pervez. We also heard remarks from partners such as the Arc’s Peter Berns and Little Lobbyists’ Elena Hung. We also read the names and ages of all the victims of filicide we have recorded and held a moment of silence in their memory. You can rewatch our Virtual Vigil here.

General News Coverage

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