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Disability Day of Mourning Vigils — March 1

On March 1, the disability community will gather across the nation to remember people with disabilities murdered by their family members or caregivers. For the last six years, ASAN, ADAPT, Not Dead Yet, the National Council on Independent Living, the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund, and other disability rights organizations have come together to mourn the lives lost to filicide, bring awareness to these tragedies, and demand justice and equal protection under the law for all people with disabilities. We encourage chapters of The Arc and your members to attend these vigils to mourn the lives of those lost and bring awareness to this horrific trend of violence against our community. Find a vigil site near you. ASAN also has an anti-filicide toolkit available.