Sunday, December 14, 2008

Bushwick pays tribute to José Sucuzhañay

Less than 24 hours after news of José Sucuzhañay's death broke, people from across the city gathered in Bushwick to pay tribute to the Ecuadorian immigrant and to demand an end to hate and bias-motivated hate crimes. New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn [D-Chelsea], City Councilwoman Diana Reyna [D-Bushwick], Congressman Anthony Weiner, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, state Sen. Tom Duane [D-Chelsea], New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson and representatives from various Ecuadorian, LGBT and Latino advocacy organizations were among those who gathered at Grove Street and Myrtle Avenue. And several hundred people subsequently marched to hold vigil on the corner where four men in an SUV viciously beat Sucuzhañay with a baseball bat and bottles early on Dec. 7.

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Hundreds of people marched through the streets of Bushwick on Dec. 14 to pay tribute to José Sucuzhañay and to demand an end to hate and bias crimes.

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Make the Road New York co-executive director Ana Maria Archila urges New Yorkers to come together against hate crimes.



New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn [D-Chelsea]



Joselo Lucero, whose brother Marcelo was killed last month allegedly by a group of Long Island teenagers, was among those who took part in the Bushwick vigil.



Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez



Gays and Lesbians of Bushwick Empowered were among the groups that marched down Myrtle Avenue



Hundreds of people attend a vigil for José Sucuzhañay on Kossuth Place.

2 comments:

The Muttropolitan Diarist said...

I want to thank you. After reading about the death of Jose S. I was searching online to see what kind of community response was planned and your blog was the only place I was able to find details about the rally and vigil (which I attended). Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your support to our family.

TO CONTACT JOSE O. SUCUZHANAY'S FAMILY PLEASE SEND AN E-MAIL AT Sucuzhanay@Gmail.com
PLEASE HELP US FIND OUR BROTHER'S KILLERS!!
Sincerely,
Diego Sucuzhanay, All The Sucuzhanay family