Sunday, February 18, 2007

2nd ANNIVERSARY CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FOR RASHAWN BRAZELL, Brooklyn, N.Y. FEB. 17, 2007

On a bitter cold February night, family and friends of Rashawn Brazell gathered at the corner of Fulton and Nostrand Avenues in Brooklyn, NY to mourn the loss of 19-year old Brazell and to pray that 2007 will bring with it the answers, the justice and the closure that the Brazell family has sought since his February 2005 murder.



Nostrand Avenue Train Station, Brooklyn. One of the places where parts of Rashawn's dismembered body were found.




Volunteers hand out leaflets to the community.




Desire Brazell, Rashawn's mom speaks to the crowd.


The Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project.


Friends embrace.


Crowd begins to gather at the corner of Nostrand Avenue and Fulton street.


Unty Fellowship's Bishop Zachary Jones and GMHC Executive Director, Dr. Marjorie Hill exchange warm smiles on a cold winter night.


Candles for Rashawn.




Rashawn's father.


Desire Brazell, Rashawn's mom lights candles for her son.



Community comes together for Rashawn.




Reward for Rashawn: $22,000


Candles for Rashawn.




Dr. Marjorie Hill.


Candles for Rashawn.






Bill, Big Rod, and Boris Powell, Program Director for GMAD. Adodi brothers unite for Rashawn.


Candle and glow for Rashawn.


Bill helps Rashawn's sister light a candle for her brother.


Crowd.


Desire Brazell gets a warm hug from a supporter.


Rashawn Brazell (1985-2005).
Rest in Peace.


For more info and to see how you can help, please visit rashawnbrazell.com.

3 comments:

EpiphanyNoir said...

Wonderful that you documented the moment!..He will be remembered for ever now...

RashawnBrazell.com said...

thanks for this, ocean.
you're a gem.

Bernie said...

Thanks for the wonderful pictures. I wanted to be there but couldn't make it. Your pictures helped me feel as though I had.