Rashawn & Beyond: Anti-Violence News for Queer People of Color

The Rashawn Brazell Memorial Fund aims to establish a sustainable tribute to Rashawn that promotes critical thought about the impact of violence and intolerance, particularly upon queer communities of African descent.

Through this blog, we provide action alerts, event postings and breaking news as a means of informing these communities in ways that enable them to combat racism and homophobia.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Brazell Family Organizes Candlelight Vigil

On February 17, 2007 family and friends of Rashawn Brazell will gather at the corner of Fulton and Nostrand Avenues in Brooklyn, NY to mourn the loss of 19-year old Brazell and to pray that 2007 will bring with it the answers, the justice and the closure that the Brazell family has sought since his February 2005 murder.

Desire Brazell, Rashawn's mother, is asking that the community show its support by joining her as she marks the two year anniversary of her son's disappearance and the discovery of his dismembered remains at the Nostrand Avenue subway station.The vigil, which will run from 7-8pm, is open to the public.

Desire adds, "We will not allow this tragedy to be forgotten. Join us as we pray that this never happens to anyone else and that no more families have to suffer this kind of loss".

If you cannot attend, but would like to honor Rashawn's memory by making a tax-deductible donation to the Rashawn Brazell Memorial Scholarship, you may do so by clicking


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