Candlelight Vigil in Memory of Marcello Lucero
Place: Railroad Ave and Sephton Street, Patchogue, NY
A candlelight vigil will be held to speak out against hate crimes against immigrants in Suffolk County, in particular, the murder of Marcello Lucero, an immigrant from Ecuador. The perpetrators clearly stated according to news accounts that they were planning to “find some Mexicans.” This vicious hate crime is only the latest in a long series of crimes targeting Latinos in Suffolk County.
The event is being called together and organized by many community members in Patchogue, NY. It will begin with a religious ceremony and words from the family of the deceased. In addition, community organizations such as the Workplace Project, the Long Island Immigrant Alliance, Carecen, Jobs with Justice, LICPP, SEIU, Ola of Southampton, Long Island Wins, and STRONG will be participating. Additional speakers will include: the Consulate of Ecuador, the Mayor of Patchogue, and Rev. Allan Ramirez.
Please join us in standing together with the family, friends and the entire community in expressing outrage not only at the murder of Marcello Lucero, but also against the intolerance that breeds hate crimes in Suffolk County. Please bring a candle and a flower, if you can.
Nadia Marin-Molina or Carlos Canales, Workplace Project 516-565-5377 or 516-984-5755
Luis Valenzuela, Long Island Immigrant Alliance, 631-789-0720