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Community Advocate, Tiffany Allison, has recently published NRV DRC’s 4th Quarter Newsletter “The Independent”. Our newsletter is to keep consumers and non-consumers informed of any updates and current events happening in the NRV DRC office as well as in the community. If you wish to submit an event to be published in our newsletter please email NRV DRC’s Community Advocate, Tiffany Allison, at tallison@nrvdrc.org.

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NRV DRC Hosts the Disability Day of Mourning

On Friday, March 1, the NRV DRC held a candlelight vigil to memorialize those who have been murdered by family members or caregivers due to their disability, a crime known as filicide. The event brought in numerous people from the New River Valley, and local media coverage attended to report on the memorial. The afternoon of events included signs, speakers, a reading of names of those who have been murdered, and literature on filicide and how to advocate against it.

Several links to media coverage are below. We wish to thank WSLS10, WFXR, the Roanoke Times, WUVT, National Public Radio, and the Radford News Journal.

WSLS10, WFXR, National Public Radio

Screenshot of Roanoke Times article on Disability Day of Mourning shows Tiffany Allison leading group discussion on topic and a picture of flyers listing people with disabilities who’ve been killed
Roanoke Times, photo credit to Matt Gentry