Vigil For Victims of Violent Crime

From SJI reader/commenter Kathleen Flynn:

2nd Annual Candle Lit Vigil For Victims of Violent Crime

MC: Kathleen Flynn

Key Note Speakers:

DA Carr  

Acting Assistant Chief Chris Moore                        

Jose Salcido on behalf of Mayor Reed

Vice Mayor of Milpitas Pete McHugh

Council Member Pyle

Council Member Ash Kalra

Esther Peralez-Dieckmann -Director, SCC Office of Women’s Policy

Bobby Lopez

Forrest Williams

Casandra Hosseini

Sandy Fontana- Fallen Officer Jeffrey Fontana’s Mother

Rev. Bonita Carter - Cox MLK Association President to present plaque to the Fontana family with Assistant Chief Moore, and Jose Salcido

Date and Time: Wednesday, August 25, 2010
7pm - 9:00pm

Location: San Jose City Hall - 200 East Santa Clara Street San Jose, Ca. 95113

Who: Sponsored By Kathleen Flynn, Casandra Hosseini, and Bobby Lopez, Co-sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Association

This event is being held in loving memory of Vahid Hosseini and Officer Jeffrey Fontana. The purpose of this event is to honor the memory of those who have lost their lives due to a violent crime, fallen Police Officers, and Fire Fighters, and to support their loved ones.

After speakers are finished we encourage you to share your personal stories. A sign up list will be provided.

We will gather outside in the quad in front of the Rotunda in the West Plaza. To ensure safety, please do NOT bring candles. You may bring glow sticks.

Please feel free to bring a photo of your lost loved one to share.

We hope to see you there. Thank you.


  1. I want to thank SJI, Protect San Jose, Bay City News, and Metro Blog for helping us get the word out. It was a great success. We had over 100 people. A big thank you to the Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Santa Clara Valley, and our speakers. Thank you Robert Walker from the African American Heritage House for the awesome photos!

    I hope to see more of you next year! Thanks again.