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Kentucky: Remembrance of Bias Crime Victims


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"Pinwheels of Hope" Monday, Aug. 20, 10:30 a.m.

Remembrance of Bias Crime Victims Held on Anniversary of Trans Murder

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(Louisville, KY) Nakhia "Nikki" Williams was a proud transgender woman, a writer and painter, who was deeply involved in her community. She was brutally murdered in Louisville on August 20, 2008, a few days shy of her 30th birthday. This Monday, August 20--the anniversary of Nikki's murder--the Fairness Campaign will join her family to remember Nikki and all victims of bias-motivated violent crime at the site of her murder, 15th and Market Streets, 10:30 a.m.

Pinwheels will be distributed at the gathering symbolizing hope of ending all bias-motivated violent crime.

"With the recent Sikh temple shooting, the assault on a young lesbian girl in Louisville, and the brutal attack of a Nebraska lesbian, it is necessary to further the discussion of ending prejudice and bias-based violent crime in America," shared Fairness Campaign co-coordinator Keith Brooks.

WHAT: Pinwheels of Hope--A Remembrance of All Victims of Bias-Motivated Violent Crime

WHEN: Monday, August 20, 10:30 a.m. (anniversary of Nakhia's murder)

WHERE: 15th & Market Streets in Downtown Louisville (site of Nakhia's murder)

WHO: Nakhia's sister, Nicole

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ATTACHED: Photo of Nakhia Williams

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Founded in 1991, the Fairness Campaign is Kentucky's oldest operating broad-based community effort dedicated to equal rights for lesbian gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Its primary goal is comprehensive civil rights legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, and to dismantle systemic racism.

2263 Frankfort Avenue • Louisville, KY 40206 • 502.893.0788

www.Fairness.org • Twitter @FairnessCamp • Facebook.com/FairnessCampaign

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