being punished for doing so .
Today is the fourth anniversary of Nikki's death and there is a vigil being planned for her at 10:30 AM EDT. She was a good friend that I miss and I wish I could be there for it.
Here's the press reease from the Fairness Campaign for the vigil
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
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)