Day of Mourning flier

Austic Self Advocacy Network2015-03-01

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

Flier for the Autistic Self Advocacy Network’s Day of Mourning events. Events were hosted throughout the country and this flier was made to be adapted for the different event locations. Translation:

“Day of Mourning 2015
Remembering people with disabilities murdered by caregivers
Candlelight vigil
Sunday March 1
“Morn for the dead, and fight like hell for the living” - Mother Jones
People with disabilities are twice as likely as non-disabled people to be victims of violent crime. Every year, the national media covers dozens of stories about murders of people with disabilities by family members or caregivers, and many go unnoticed. Too often, the coverage focuses on sympathy for the murderer, because they had to live with or care for a person with a disability. The message to the public is that our lives - not our deaths - are the tragedy. On March 1st, join the Autistic Self Advocacy Network in remembering people with disabilities who lost their lives at the hands of family members or caregivers. We will remember those we have lost and remind the world that their lives had value.”

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  • Title: Day of Mourning flier
  • Creator: Austic Self Advocacy Network
  • Date Created: 2015-03-01