10th Annual Commemorative Event for Joseph Ileto and the North Valley Jewish Community Center Victims


Today marks the 10th anniversary of the attack on the North Valley Jewish Community Center on Rinaldi Street and the slaying of U.S. postal worker Joseph Ileto by Buford O. Furrow Jr., a white supremacist that occurred on August 10, 1999.

10th Annual Commemorative Event

WHAT: The plan for this year’s event is to hold a press conference on the actual day of the shooting, August 10th. We will open the remembrance with prayers in memory of Joseph Ileto and then hear from the Ileto family and victims of the NVJCC as they reflect on the past 10 years. Public officials have also been invited to speak and share their thoughts with the families. After the press conference, their will be a discussion around hate crimes in our community lead by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations. This will give the audience an opportunity to see how far we have come and where we need to go.

WHEN: Monday, August 10th, 2009
9:30 – 10:00am Reception & Opening prayers
10:00 – 11:00am Press Conference
11:00 – 11:30am Lunch
11:30 – 1:00pm Discussion on hate crimes in our community
(lead by Marshall Wong from the Los Angeles County HRC)

WHERE:
Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Community Room
1145 Wilshire Blvd., 1st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Featured Speakers
-The Ileto Family
-Joshua Stepakoff
-Mindy Finkelstein
-Bill Bender, North Valley Jewish Community Center
-Congresswoman Judy Chu, California’s 32nd district
-Assemblymember Mike Eng, 49th California State Assembly District
-Assemblymember Warren Furutani, 55th California State Assembly District
-Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich
-Robin Toma, Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations

Sources:
10 year event schedule
Los Angeles News

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