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Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Front Porch: Human rights vigil May 29 in Everett

Human rights vigil
The Snohomish County Commission on Human Rights is hosting a May 29 vigil honoring Brisenia and Raul Flores, the 9-year-old Arizona girl and her father murdered in 2009 by an anti-immigrant activist from Everett.
"Humanity not Hatred" is planned for 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the amphitheater on the Snohomish County campus at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. The event includes a discussion of ways the community can combat racism.
Shawna Forde in 2011 was convicted of killing of Brisenia and her father, and trying to kill Brisenia's mother. Forde now sits on Arizona's death row. Two men were also convicted of the killings. Testimony at trial indicated that Forde planned to rob suspected drug dealers to bankroll her border-watch group, Minutemen American Defense.

Genealogical searchers meet: Whidbey Island Genealogical Searchers, or WIGS, meets next from 1 to 3 p.m. today at Fire Station 25, 2720 Heller Road, Oak Harbor. Terry Beck of Sno-Isle Libraries will talk about how the libraries can help with family research.
There will be information for all levels of searchers and refreshments. For more information, call Ruth Hancock at 360-675-4086 or email randr.hancock@frontier.com or Gordon Garnhart at garnhart@whidbey.net.

National Alliance on Mental Illness walk Saturday: The ninth annual NAMI Washington State Walk is planned for Saturday at Marina Park, 25 Lakeshore Plaza, Kirkland. People are welcome to join in on the walk or contribute to NAMI Snohomish County team at namiwalks.nami.org/nami snohomishcounty2013. People should check in for the three to five kilometer walk at 8 a.m. It begins at 9:30 a.m. For more information, go to www.nami.org/namiwalks/wa.

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