Vigil for Alonzo Ashley (July 18th)
On July 18th, 2011, Alonzo Ashley became ill with heat exhaustion while visiting the Denver Zoo. He attempted to cool himself off in a fountain. Zoo security and Denver Police responded. After being tackled and tazed by police, Alonzo died. Though the coroner ruled Alonzo's death a homicide, there were no repercussions for any of the officers involved.
Join Alonzo Ashley's family to commemorate the death of Alonzo Ashley and other victims of violence. We will be distributing water bottles from 12 p.m. till 5 p.m. to people at the zoo, and there will be a community potluck starting at 5 p.m. See below for details:
When: Thursday, July 18, 2012
12-5 p.m.: Memorial bottle distribution
5-7:00: Community Potluck
Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver, Colorado 80205
This event is organized by the family of Alonzo Ashley, with support from Colorado Progressive Coaltion
For more information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
How you can help:
- You can help by signing up for a shift to disbrute water bottles between noon and 5 p.m. Volunteers are being asked to sign up for two-hour shifts.
- You can bring food to the community potluck
- You can contact Tania at email@example.com to get involved