Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Candlelight Vigil in Response to Hate Crime in Lowell

The Greater Lowell Equality Alliance is sponsoring a candlelight vigil in response to the recent hate crime that took place early Saturday morning in Lowell.

Candlelight Vigil
Thursday June 7th
7:30 PM
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church
(corner of Merrimack Street & Kirk Street)
Downtown Lowell

Early Saturday morning, James “Jimmy” Nickola was the victim of a hate crime while walking down the street in Lowell. Jimmy was brutally assaulted by three individuals. The attackers shouted homophobic slurs while nearly tearing off Jimmy’s bottom lip. Hate crimes affect more than the individual who is attacked, they affect the entire community.

This candlelight vigil is to show that Lowell is a welcoming community that will not tolerate this type of violence. Lowell is a strong, diverse, and vibrant community. Let's show the unity in our community.


At 9:52 PM, Blogger Marianne said...

Hi Chris,

Great blog!

It was great to see you this evening at the vigil. Here's the link to the pictures I took:

Feel free to use any of them, just give me credit : )



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