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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Vigil in memory of homicide victim at 11 AM today


Manuel Moscoso was murdered May 10 while waiting for a ride to work.
El Centro Hispanoamericano, Plainfield's oldest Latino outreach organization, is organizing a vigil in memory of homicide victim Manuel Moscoso this morning from 11:00 AM to Noon.

The silent march will step off from the parking lot at United Presbyterian Church, 525 East Front Street (site of El Centro's headquarters) and proceed west on Front Street to the foot of Plainfield Avenue and thence return to its starting point.

Mr. Moscoso was shot in cold blood early in the morning of May 10 as he was waiting in front of Supremo Supermarket for his daily ride to work.

The group, which will include members of the El Centro community, will proceed single file down Front Street bearing signs and placards, in English and Spanish, memorializing Mr. Moscoso and calling upon the entire community to come together to stop violence, declaring El Centro's message of 'Dignity, Respect and Justice' for all.

The vigil procession will stop for a moment of silence and a few words of spoken reflection at the spot where Mr. Moscoso lost his life. Moscoso left a wife and five children ranging in age from 11 to 29. He was a citizen of El Salvador with an employment authorization card and had been a client of El Centro since his arrival in 2000.

For more information on
El Centro and how you can help, see their website here.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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