This was started as an event on Facebook. But it came through that some people did not use or want to use Facebook hence I am putting /copying it here.
Event – Vigil Sagamihara murdered victims outside the
(nearest accessible tube Green Park station (Jubilee Line. Travellers from up North or Midlands can get here via Kings Cross/St Pancras Picadilly Line. Also interchange with Victoria line)
Buses which go to Green park station 9; 14; 19; 22; 38; C2; N9; N19; N22; N38; N97. 22. We are not sure about parking )
Access – there will be BSL interpreters but we will not be having many speeches. For people with visual impairments if you need guiding from tube station please send me an email asap email@example.com. If you need help with travel expenses in order to get there, please let us know asap too if we can help.
Black is the colour for mourning, we are not sure about candles because it will still be light. We will be bringing calla lilies – one of each of them. Calla lilies are scentless and do not have pollen for anybody who might be allergic. You are welcome to bring other flowers if you so wish. If you wish to tweet to say that you re making your own vigil at home in your own way – the hashtag is #disabilitysolidarity #disablistviolence Disability solidarity because we share in the sorrow and the horror of those affected and that disabilist violence is happening everywhere.
We will mourn for our disabled brothers and sisters murdered at Sagamihara for being disabled. https://
Links to the reports
Knife attack in Sagamihara, Japan leaves 19 dead – video from The Guardian
The knife-wielding attacker who slit the throats of dozens of residents at a care home for people with disabilities on Tuesday cited a belief in the ideology of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler during a brief period of hospitalization in February
Relatives and loved ones of those killed in Japan’s worst mass murder in decades are mourning their losses. People laid flowers on Saturday in the front of the disabled care home in Sagamihara City near Tokyo.
Ableism is not “bad words.” It’s violence. Lydia Brown
The silence around the Sagamihara disability murders. Carly Findlay