2016 Disability Day of Mourning Vigil in Hanover, New Hampshire

2016 Disability Day of Mourning Vigil in Hanover, New Hampshire


I’m going to start this early because it is very cold. [Background chatter from passers-by.] This is the 2016 Disability Day of Mourning vigil to remember disabled people who were murdered by their family members. These vigils were begun in 2012 by the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, Not Dead Yet, and the National Council on Independent Living, after the murder of an Autistic man in California named George Hodgins by his mother. They have since grown to cities nationwide and several sites outside of the United States. We gather to remember these victims, who were brutally murdered in crimes underpinned by bias against disabled people. Too often, these victims have been forgotten or denigrated while sympathy is given to their killers instead. This must stop. We demand recognition and
respect for their humanity and their rights, as well as for our own. As I am not well enough to read the list of the names of the dead, Savannah Logsdon-Breakstone, the social media director at ASAN who is running the virtual vigil, has kindly sent me a recording of herself
reading the names, which I will now play. Let us please have a moment of silence when
she is finished. [Starts the recording.] This list only contains the names of those who died. There are others who found their lives at threat or faced an attempted murder but who survived, who are not listed, but who were targeted due to the same disregard for life when that life is disabled. Baby McKay, newborn, June 1983.
Louise Brown, age 14 days, May 1984. Paula Riffe, age 42, December 1984.
John Robles, age 6, January 1985. Cory Watts, age 22, July 1985.
Tara Kelly, age 9, September 1985. John Muir, age 65, November 1985.
Linda Helton, age 46, January 1986. Dominic Diehl, age 13, October 1986.
Eric Bernstein, age 2, May 1987. Aaron Norman, age 10, December 1987.
Rishonda Jones, age 15, February 1988. Gail Terrell, age 32, November 1988.
Anginetta Clayton, age 2, January 1989. Patricia McNeely, age 32, April 1989.
Chucky Sweeten, age 39, January 1990. Matthew Rosio, age 11, October 1990.
Julie Kirisits, age 23, October 1990. I apologize if I mess up any names pronunciation-wise. Lev, first name unknown, age 16, February 1991. Jeni Cazares, age 3 months, May 1991. Susan Shea, age 19, October 1991.
Dianna Phan, age 4, November 1991. Noah Simpson, age 2, December 1991.
Mark Dowell, age 35, January 1992. Janet Cunningham, age 43, September 1992.
Dorothy Cunningham, age 62, September 1992. Hannah Carroll, age 6, September 1992.
Noah Carroll, age 3, November 1992. Mollie Carroll, age 3, December 1992.
Trevor Horn, age 8, March 1993. Josiah Carroll, age 12, June 1993.
Tracy Latimer, age 12, October 1993. Elwin Caler, age 22, December 1993.
Randy Busby, age 20, December 1993. Michael Messenger, newborn, February 1994.
Tina Pennington, age 22, June 1994. Timothy Ellis, Jr., age 2, June 1994.
Basma Rafay, age 20, July 1994. Danielle Tucker, age 3, December 1995.
Sandra Blair, age 36, March 1996. Justin Blair, age 8, March 1996.
Brenda Thomas, age 22, April 1996. Katie Lynne Baker, age 10, May 1996.
Charles-Antoine Blais, age 6, November 1996. Robin Appleby, age 30, November 1996.
Christina Corrigan, age 13, November 1996. Matthew Richmond, age 12, January 1997.
Ronald Blevins, age 52, February 1997. Mary Carlson, age 53, April 1997.
Casey Albury, age 17, 1997. Orachanee Anderson, age 22, January 1998.
Tausha Lanham, age 7, April 1998. Jim Helm, age 27, November 1998.
Pierre Pasquiou, age 10, December 1998. Daniel Leubner, age 13, September 1999.
James Joseph Cummings, Jr., age 46, November 1999. Timothy Boss, age 10, February 2000. Joseph Beebe, age 8, March 2000.
Justin Malphus, age 5, April 2000. Bethan Mochrie, age 10, July 2000.
Meridee Reynolds, age 40, September 2000. Alex Boucher, age 3, September 2000.
Grace Lee Bogey, age 3, September 2000. Amanda Bates, age 13, February 2001.
Gabriel Britt, age 6, March 2001. Chelsea Craig, age 14, March 2001.
Matthew Sutton, age 28, April 2001. Sean Hurtt, age 14, June 2001.
Mark Owen Young, age 11, September 2001. Johnny Churchi, age 13, October 2001.
Brahim Dukes, age 18, December 2001. Lilian Leilani Gill, age 4, March 2002.
Mitchell Dickson, age 10, June 2002. Andy Scott, age 41, June 2002.
Michael Scott, age 42, June 2002. Cassandra Killpack, age 4, June 2002.
Dale Bartolome, age 27, July 2002. Christopher Forder, age 8, November 2002.
Eric Bland, age 38, February 2003. James Orr, age 32, May 2003.
Rayna Donagi, age 6 months, August 2003. [Quiet background discussion of camcorder-related technical issues.] Jason Dawes, age 10, August 2003.
Terrance Cottrell, Jr. age 8, August 2003. Maggie Caraballo, age 38, August 2003.
Female, name unknown, age 33, October 2003. Daniel Thomas, age 2, October 2003.
Molly Holt, age 10, November 2003. Angelica Auriemma, age 20, December 2003.
Scott Olsen, age 29, December 2003. Alex Pavlis, age 6, December 2003.
Brittany Legler, age 15, May 2004. Mary Esther Sawyer, age 79, June 2004.
Scarlett Chen, age 4, July 2004. Davontae Williams, age 8, July 2004.
Debbie Burns, age 40, August 2004. Hannah Davenport, age 6, January 2005.
Christoffer Gjerstad, age 8, February 2005. Patrick Markcrow, age 36, March 2005.
Tiffany Pinckney, age 23, April 2005. Adrianna Cram, age 4, June 2005.
Adacelli Snyder, age 2, June 2005. Talia Williams, age 5, July 2005.
Abubakar Nadama, age 5, August 2005. Sarah Naylor, age 27, September 2005.
B.L., age 13 months, November 2005. Nikolas Chavez III, age 3, November 2005.
Hevin Jenkins, age 2, December 2005. Ryan Davies, age 12, April 2006.
Christopher DeGroot, age 19, May 2006. Katie McCarron, age 3, May 2006.
Jasmine Bowman, age 7, May 2006. Minnet Bowman, age 9, May 2006.
Wiliam Lash IV, age 12, July 2006. Daelynn Foreman, age 12, July 2006.
Lakesha Victor, age 10, August 2006. Danieal Kelly, age 14, August 2006.
Marcus Fiesel, age 4, August 2006. Ulysses Stable, age 12, November 2006.
M.E., age 13, November 2006. Rebecca Riley, age 4, December 2006.
Brandon Williams, age 5, March 2007. Summer Phelps, age 4, March 2007.
Raelynn Mascal, age 2, May 2007. Daniel Benoit, age 7, June 2007.
Jesse Weaver, age 11, July 2007. Criste Reimer, age 47, August 2007.
Jared Greenwood, age 26, September 2007. Francecca Hardwick, age 18, October 2007.
Kayla Dutcher, age 5, October 2007. Naomi Hill, age 4, November 2007.
Shellay Ward, age 7, November 2007. Maxwell Eyer, age 2, December 2007.
Maia Comas, age 2, December 2007. Xiao Fei, age 20, January 2008.
Calista Springer, age 16, February 2008. Courtney Wise, age 17, February 2008.
Michelle Thomson, age 25, March 2008. Nicolai Emelyantsev, age 14 months, March 2008. Madeline Neumann, age 11, March 2008.
Eleanor Sueppel, age 3, March 2008. Seth Sueppel, age 8, March 2008.
Cheyenne Wolf, age 12, March/April 2008. A.T., age 4, May 2008.
Lavender Banks, age 3, May 2008. Aleksi Toledo, age 4, May 2008.
Jaylen Brown, age 13, May 2008. Peggy Mehrman, age 79, May 2008.
Jason Rimer, age 4, June 2008. James Many White Horses, age 2, July 2008.
Ethan Scott Kirby, age 3, August 2008. Mason Scott, age 6, August 2008.
Jacob Grabe, age 13, September 2008. Jocelynn Allison, age 15 months, September 2008. Tom Inglis, age 22, November 2008.
Christian Clay Jenkins, age 14, November 2008. Kyle Dutter, age 12, November 2008.
Lexi Agyepong-Glover, age 13, January 2009. Roberta Laws, age 46, February 2009.
Terrell Stepney, age 19, February 2009. Julian Adams-Lacas, age 6 months, February 2009. Jeremy Fraser, age 9, March 2009.
Betty Erickson, age 81, March 2009. Shylea Myza Thomas, age 9, April 2009.
Pamela Camille Hall, age 59, April 2009. Christian Chaote, age 13, April 2009.
Caden Rivera, age 2, April 2009. Cynthia Burns, age 58, April 2009.
Lloyd Yarbrough, age 62, May 2009. Peter Mugo, age 5, June 2009.
D’Amber Myles, age 5, June 2009. Peter Eitzen, age 16, July 2009.
Michael Becht, Jr., age 10, July 2009. Meah Weidner, age 10, July 2009.
Parion Williams, age 16 months, July 2009. Charles Billis, age 57, July 2009.
Lindsey Angela Alvarez, age 4, August 2009. Jeremy Bostick, age 11, September 2009.
Christopher Churchill, age 33, September 2009. Tony Khor, age 15, October 2009.
Betty Anne Gagnon, age 48, November 2009. Fabian Duque, age 16, November 2009.
Walter Knox Hildebrand, Jr., age 20, November 2009. Marie-Nicole Rainville, age 71, November 2009. Kelsey Moore, age 13, December 2009.
Laura Cummings, age 23, January 2010. Jude Mirra, age 8, February 2010.
Kaiya Kapahu, age 5, February 2010. Ajit Singh, age 12, February 2010.
Thoretta Miller, age 57, February 2010. Paulette Gebara, age 4, March 2010.
Gerren Isgrigg, age 6, April 2010. Benjamin McLatchie, age 22, April 2010.
Leosha Barnett, age 17, May 2010. Glen Freaney, age 11, May 2010.
Payton Ettinger, age 4, May 2010. Beryl Webb, age 75, May 2010.
Charles Poertner, age 7, June 2010. Deondray Ashe, age 2, June 2010.
Christopher Melton, age 18, June 2010. Rylan Rochester, age 6 months, June 2010.
Kenneth Holmes, age 12, July 2010. Zain Akhter, age 5, July 2010.
Faryaal Akhter, age 2, July 2010. Kairissa Mark, age 4, July 2010.
Grace Carlson, age 13, July 2010. Jorene White, age 46, July 2010.
Jeffrey Bishop, age 53, August 2010. Emily Belle Molin, age 85, August 2010.
Rohit Singh, age 7, September 2010. Regina Wynn, age 87, September 2010.
Marchella Brett-Pierce, age 4, September 2010. David Lauberts, age 49, September 2010.
Shah Amin, age 19, September 2010. Wieslawa Pytlinski, age 57, October 2010.
Kyle Potts, age 9, October 2010. Zahra Baker, age 10, October 2010.
Kyle Joseph Potts, age 9, October 2010. Chase Ogden, age 13, October 2010.
Karandeep Arora, age 18, October 2010. Cynthia Cline, age 51, November 2010.
Ila Gandhi, age 62, November 2010. Clara Laird, age 86, November 2010.
Donald Parojinog, age 83, January 2011. Makayla Norman, age 14, March 2011.
Rene Vera, age 38, March 2011. Brandy Ardon, age 2 months, March 2011.
Cassie Hopkins, age 3, March 2011. Jonathan Singer, age 10, April 2011.
Hana Williams, age 13, May 2011. Christina Meeks, age 4, June 2011.
Romana Bones, age 13, June 2011. JaQuinn Brewton, age 3, July 2011.
Chad Jackson, age 25, July 2011. Isabella Leiper, age 9, July 2011.
Julie Cirella, age 8, July 2011. Joseph Conant, age 11, July 2011.
Nacuma Conant, age 33, July 2011. Noe Medina, Jr., age 7 months, August 2011.
Benjamin Barnhard, age 13, August 2011. Jori Lirette, age 7, August 2011.
Christina Sneary, age 14, August 2011. Barbara Rabins, age 70, August 2011.
Matthew Degner, age 14, September 2011. Evan Watkins, age 4, September 2011.
Unknown male, age 11, October 2011. Cordero Webber, Jr., age 5 months, November 2011. Unknown female, age 7, November 2011.
Unknown male, age 6, November 2011. Nalecia Hines, age 4, November 2011.
Angela Andrews, age 40, December 2011. Logan Sherwin, age 2, December 2011.
Gloria Martin, age 55, January 2012. Jeshiah DeJesus, age 9, February 2012.
Joshua Mendoza, age 13, February 2012. Nubia Barahona, age 10, February 2012.
Daniel Pelka, age 4, March 2012. Russell Fox, age 8, March 2012.
George Hodgins, age 22, March 2012. Daniel Corby, age 4, March 2012.
Perry Jones, age 51, April 2012. James Moore, age 22, June 2012.
Malea Blakely-Berry, age 16, June 2012. Howard Spracher, age 67, June 2012.
James Thompson, age 42, June 2012. Alayah Savarese, age 8, June 2012.
Stephanie Torres, age 2, July 2012. Gabriel Philby-Zetzsche, age 22, July 2012.
Matthew Graville, age 27, July 2012. Taariq Cross, age 7, July 2012.
Ayanda Mnisi, age 7, August 2012. Charles Dalziel, age 67, August 2012.
Isaac Brothers-Bartholomew, age 18 months, November 2012. Peyton Rowe, age 6 weeks, November 2012. Andrea Ruth, age 12, November 2012. [Quiet backgound discussion of the vigil and ableist filicide.] Lucie Goudreau, age 53, November 2012. [Quiet background discussion of the vigil and ableist filicide.] Melissa Stoddard, age 11, December 2012.
Brandon White, age 15, January 2013. Quinten Wood, age 15, January 2013.
Darnell “DJ” Hunter, Jr., age 18, February 2013. Tia Jones, age 12, February 2013. [Quiet background discussion of the vigil and ableist filicide.] Robert Gensiak, age 32, March 2013.
Susan Walter, age 47, March 2013. Marci Gavin, age 39, March 2013.
Adrian Colon, age 4, April 2013. Alexis Colon, age 4, April 2013.
Aliyah Branum, age 2, April 2013. Alexandru Radita, age 15, May 2013.
Levai Bonnar, age 7, May 2013. Gerald Lakes, age 24, May 2013.
Alex Spourdalakis, age 14, June 2013. Seo, age 4, June 2013.
Joseph Johnson, Jr., age 14 months, June 2013. [Quiet background discussion of the vigil and ableist filicide.] Matthew Hafer, age 28, July 2013.
Robert Guinyard, Jr., age 4, July 2013. Terry “JuJu” Smith, age 11, July 2013.
Mary Swierzewski, age 59, July 2013. Marian Roberts, age 57, August 2013.
Jaelen Edge, age 13, September 2013. Jake Harkins, age 10, September 2013.
Tamiyah Audain, age 12, September 2013. Nathalyz Rivera, age 3, September 2013.
Madison Garcia, age 13 months, September 2013. Yu, age 16 months, September 2013.
Antonio J. Brooks, age 14, October 2013. Amoe Stevens, age 64, October 2013.
Dameian “Luke” Gulley, age 14, November 2013. Randle Barrow, age 8, December 2013. Mickey Liposchok, age 52, December 2013.
David Herrera, Jr., age 22, December 2013. Michael Sudkamp, age 53, December 2013.
Damien Veraghen, age 9, January 2014. [Quiet background discussion of the vigil and ableist filicide.] Vincent Phan, age 24, January 2014.
Ayahna Combs, age 9, January 2014. [Quiet background discussion of the vigil and ableist filicide.] Owen Collins, age 3, January 2014.
Aidan Bossingham, age 12, January 2014. Bruce Simmons, age 58, January 2014.
Lucas Braman, age 1, February 2014. Madoc O’Callaghan, age 3, February 2014.
Jean Chamberlain, age 70, February 2014. Liam Fee, age 2, March 2014.
Lucas Ruiz, age 17 months, March 2014. Anayah Williams, age 21 months, March 2014.
Billy Ray Young, age 52, March 2014. Raquel Espinoza, age 17, March 2014.
Aidan Edward Bossingham, age 13, March 2014. Jonathan Samuel, age 13, March 2014.
Blanche Cowan, age 100, March 2014. Alexa-Marie Quinn, age 4, March 2014.
Otto Smith, age 18, April 2014. June Lang, age 75, April 2014.
Max Clarence, age 3, April 2014. Ben Clarence, age 3, April 2014.
Olivia Clarence, age 4, April 2014. Robert Robinson, age 16, April 2014.
Caitlin Wentzel, age 12, April 2014. Magdalena Amunyoko, age 26, May 2014.
Heaven Woods, age 5, May 2014. Rebecca Cotten, age 22, June 2014.
Samantha Marcus, age 17, June 2014. [Quiet background discussion of ableist filicide.] Jarrod Tutko, Jr., age 9, August 2014.
Dayne William Hathman, age 6, August 2014. Isaac Robitille, age 13, August 2014.
Linda Kelley, age 18, August 2014. Zhang (first name unknown), age 7, September 2014. Vance “Van” Moulton, age 65, September 2014. Joan Stack, age 82, September 2014.
Frank Stack, Jr., age 48, September 2014. Mary Stack, age 57, September 2014.
Raashanai Coley, age 11, September 2014. Bessie Looney, age 82, September 2014.
Nancy Fitzmaurice, age 12, October 2014. Esihle Mosoeu, age 2, October 2014.
Betty Rowland, age 86, October 2014. London McCabe, age 6, November 2014.
Samauri Page, age 14, November 2014. Daryne Gailey, age 29, November 2014.
Name unknown, age 21, November 2014. Katherine Lavoie, age 49, December 2014.
Georgianne Woolum, age 90, December 2014. Yana Voronova, age 7, December 2014.
William Collins, age 92, December 2014. Piotr Grabowski, age 31, at some unknown point in 2014. Julieanne Cieslikowski, age 16, February 2015.
Arthur Pelham, age 66, January 2015. Steven Reis, age 55, January 2015.
Hayden Dukes, age 4, January 2015. Owen Collins, age 3, January 2015.
Nicholas Richett, age 20, June 2015. Angela Rios, age 55, February 2015.
Aja Dasa, age 16, February 2015. Lori Decker, age 45, March 2015.
Boy, name unknown, age 8, March 2015. Wendy Blackstone, age 49, March 2015.
Patricia Spencer, age 76, March 2015. Mark Green, age 56, March 2015.
Izaltina King, age 86, March 2015. Ahziya Osceola, age 3, March 2015.
Bobby M. Shue, age 75, March 2015. Aidan Fenton, age 7, April 2015.
Angel Goodwin, age 10, May 2015. Emily Janzen, age 19, May 2015.
Fardeen Khan, age 8, May 2015. Umesh, age 35, May 2015.
Louis Spires, age 68, May 2015. Andeng, age unknown (adult), July 2015. [Quiet background discussion of the vigil and ableist filicide.] Maxwell J. Peterson, age 16, July 2015. [Quiet background discussion of the vigil and ableist filicide.] Luc Baeyens, age 48, July 2015.
Chaitanya Balpande, age 13, August 2015. Albert Lee Vereen, age 63, August 2015.
Gurneer Chaddha, age 2, September 2015. John Pehota, age 77, September 2015.
Adrian Jones, age 7, September 2015. Jhoel Noria, age 12, September 2015.
Andrea Lago, age 12, October 2015. Boy, name unknown, age 11, October 2015.
Emily Jean Kaminski, age 16, October 2015. Helious Griffith, age 5, November 2015.
Payal Sawant, age 6, November 2015. Dustin Hicks, age 14, November 2015.
Antonio Tucci, age 71, December 2015. [Quiet discussion of the vigil and ableist filicide.] Carmina Brown, age 27, December 2015.
Kazuko Saito, age 43, December 2015. Yasuko Uechi, age 82, December 2015.
Bertha Coombes, age 83, January 2016. Holly Lozon, age 57, January 2016.
Carolyn Taurino, age 57, February 2016. And the others whose names we still do not know. [Recording ends.]

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