Day of Mourning on March 1st: Honoring the Memory of People with Disabilities Killed By Family Members or Caregivers

Vigil Candles

For the last five years, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, ADAPT, Not Dead Yet, the National Council on Independent Living, the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund and other disability rights organizations have come together at local vigils across the country to remember disabled victims of filicide–disabled people murdered by their family members or caregivers. This day, known as the Day of Mourning, is a time to mourn those losses, bring awareness to these tragedies, and demand justice and equal protection under the law for all people with disabilities.  On March 1st, we ask that you please join the Sibling Leadership Network and disability rights organizations across the country today in remembering those who have been lost.

Locate a vigil near you.

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