Vigil and Memorial for Deoni Jones

UPDATE: Three CASS Board members, Carolyn, Alicia, and Holly attended the vigil. Although acoustics were bad, Holly memorialized the remembrance of Deoni and other DC victims of LGBTQ street harassment.


The entire Collective Action for Safe Spaces team is deeply saddened by the death of Deoni Jones who was murdered on February 02, 2012 while awaiting a bus at a bus stop near the intersection of East Capitol Street and Sycamore Street NE.

Yesterday, the DC Trans Coalition issued an invitation to a candlelight vigil in memory of Deoni Jones.

Please join community members, family, and friends  at the bus stop at East Capitol and Sycamore Streets NE at 5:30pm Tuesday, February 7, for a candlelight vigil in memory of Deoni Jones, who was killed there last Thursday. Her funeral will be held on Saturday, February 11, at King Memorial Baptist Church, 2324 Ontario Road NW, with viewing from 9:00-11:00am, and the service beginning at 11:00am.


For more information, contact Earline Budd or Brian Watson at Transgender Health Empowerment, 202.636.1646.