Young residents gather at last year’s vigil in memory of Marcelo Lucero. (Credit: Ted Hesson)
This November 8 will mark the third anniversary of the death of Marcelo Lucero, who was attacked and killed in 2008 by a group of Suffolk teens who repeatedly targeted Latinos for assault.
A number of events commemorating the tragedy are being planned.
In addition, in the week leading up to the anniversary, the Long Island Immigrant Alliance is organizing a series of events geared toward welcoming immigrants in our communities. More details about “Understanding, Accepting & Respecting our Cultural Differences Week” will be available soon.