Moscoso invites residents to participate in Wednesday vigil for girl killed in racial attack

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State Rep. Luis Moscoso, D-Mountlake Terrace, invites residents to participate in a vigil to honor Brisenia Flores, a 9-year-old Mexican-American girl slain in a racial attack three years ago in Arizona.

The vigil will be Wednesday, May 30, at 4:30 p.m at the Snohomish County Campus Flag Pavilion, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett

Among the speakers will be Moscoso, Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon, Nina Martinez, Vice Chair of the Latino Civic Alliance and Lillian Ortiz, Chair of the Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs.

Flores, of Latino descent, was murdered three years ago at the hands of an anti-immigrant group organized in Snohomish County. Shawna Forde, an Everett resident, is currently on death row in Arizona for masterminding the events that led to Floresí death as well as the death of her father.

Following the vigil, there will be a reception and short workshop to discuss how the community can work collaboratively to prevent this type of tragedy from occurring again.

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