When: Thursday , February 24, 2011
Candle Vigil: 11:00 am sharp
Crescent Chemist Inc. Pharmacy , 24-12 34th Avenue, Long Island City NY 11106 Between Crescent and 24 St.
Followed by a Walk to the 114 Precinct
Press Conference: Noon sharp in front of the 114 Police Precinct,
34-16 Astoria Blvd., Astoria, NY
Contact: Dulce Mateo 917-207-1742, Dulce@NDWC2.ORG
What: A group of Latinas organizations in memory of the three most recent victims of domestic violence in New York City Giummia Villa, Yelena Bulchenko, and Anna Bulchenko will be holding a candle vigil to be followed by a Press Conference
WHO: National Dominican Women's Caucus, Women Workers for Peace, La Peña del Bronx, DONAR, New York Latinas Against Domestic Violence, Victim Intervention Program
WHY: 2,592,000 cases where a woman is abused or killed occur every year, which equals to 216,000 per month, 7,200 per day, 300 per hour, 5 per minute, 1 every 12 seconds!!!!
Giummia Villa, 32 was shot dead Thursday February 10, 2011 when ex, Alexander Figueroa carrying flowers for her-walked into the Long Island pharmacy where Ms. Villa worked and opened fire. Villa had turned to Family Court for help shortly before her murder. Villa had taken out an order of protection against Figueroa in Queens. Orders of protection proved to be useless, we need to demand legal reforms to protect women; we need to change the statistic that says that every 12 seconds a woman is abused or killed by an abusive partner. There has to be a better way to show love than to kill the mother of your children.
Who we are : We are a group of peace, justice and violence prevention organizations who advocate for women's rights to a peaceful existence. These groups of non-profit organizations serving the City of New York provide counseling, shelter, and legal services to help women create their safe environment. These groups are demanding that more effective programs and legislations be implemented in order for the Police and Family Court to react in a more effective manner in order to prevent murders. Ni Una Mas/ Not One More
...In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. [Martin Luther King Jr.]It means that it is the true test of friendship and character for friends to stick up for you and stand by you when the going gets tough, even when it may not be publicly or politically advantageous.
Que la luz, el Amor y el Poder restablezcan el PLAN de la TIERRA.