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Date: Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Vigil/Speakout for Esme & All Victims of Violence

Date of Event: 02-11-2012
Start Time: 7:00PM
End Time: 9:00PM
Location and additional Information: Radical Action for Gender Equality and the Heritage Neighborhood Association are holding a vigil in honor of Esme Barrera and all victims and survivors of violence, followed by a candlelight procession through the Heritage Neighborhood, ending with a speak-out session where the mic will be open to anyone who wants to share their experiences, thoughts, feelings, music or poetry about the recent violence and what we can do about it.

Saturday, February 11th at 7-9 p.m.
Meet at My Cleaner’s parking lot at 3100 Guadalupe St.
7:30: Procession begins through Esme’s neighborhood, pausing for a moment of silence in front of her house.
8pm: Arrive at Q Austin: A Queer Community Space in Central Austin, 3408 West Ave. Anyone will have the opportunity to share their experiences.

Some candles will be provided, please bring a candle and pictures of anyone you\'d like to honor.

Light refreshments will be available, and AIDS Services of Austin will be providing free HIV Testing.

All welcome, children, wheelchair, and pet friendly!

Radical Action for Gender Equality firmly believes that a victim is NEVER to blame for violence against them. It is everyone\'s responsibility to keep each other safe, and end a culture of violence and domination that disproportionately harms women, people of color, the GLBTQ community, and other historically marginalized groups. Come stand with us and help us reclaim our neighborhood!

Note that this event could be triggering for survivors. We will have designated safe people to support anyone triggered by the event.
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