National day of remembrance

Each year, on September 25th, HSI hosts a local event in observance of the National day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. This year, we are excited to host our National Day of Remembrance as a Drive-In and Live Stream event, in partnership with Flam Chen. Survivors are invited to attend in their vehicles or tune in live online .The event will be streaming on this page.

We are committed to honoring our loved ones and survivors despite the changes we are all navigating. This will be a limited capacity event and social distancing and face covering mandates will be enforced.
Registration is REQUIRED for those who plan on attending in the vehicles (one ticket per vehicle). Please check your email to verify your ticket information and fill out additional information for the event. Click the button below to register.

Friday, September 25, 2020

6:00 PM – 7:30 pm

Doors open at 5:00 pm

msa annex Parking Lot

267 s. avenida del convento


Event Speakers

Ron Barber - January 8th Survivor

Starting in 2007, Barber served as Congress woman Gabby Giffords’ District Director. On January 8, 2011, Barber was standing beside Congresswoman Giffords when an assassin shot the Congresswoman, Barber, and 17 others, six of whom were killed. Giffords and Barber were both critically wounded.

Joan Gilbert - Survivor

Joan became involved with Homicide Survivors when her son, Jaron, was shot to death in 2006, at the age of 26. Since then, she has participated in many HSI events, including Support Groups, All Soul’s Procession, Equine Therapy, and candlelight vigils to honor those who have been taken from us.

Jessica Escobedo - Survivor

Jessica has been a homicide survivor for 3 years. October 1, 2017 her beautiful mother, Dolores Escobedo was tragically taken from her family. Jessica finds strength through family, faith, love, and support.