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On September 17, 2018 there will be events throughout the state of California to honor those who died unrecognized at state hospitals and developmental centers.

 

Reclaiming and healing our past by honoring our own…

 Please join us next week for the

California Memorial Project
16th Annual
Ceremony of Remembrance

On September 17, 2018 there will be events throughout the state of California to honor
those who died unrecognized at state
hospitals and developmental centers.

 

 

More than 45,000 people, including individuals with psychiatric or developmental disabilities, died while living at a California state hospital and developmental center between the 1880’s and 1960’s. Many were buried anonymously in unmarked or mass graves and did not receive recognition or acknowledgment in life or in death.

Each year we gather on the third Monday in September to honor and show respect to these individuals by holding Remembrance Day Ceremonies at sites where they are buried. Programs for many of the ceremonies include music, artwork, speakers and personal testimonials. All are welcome to attend.

On September 17, 2018 there will be a special statewide
moment of silence at 1:55 PM to honor those who died
unrecognized at state hospitals and developmental centers.

Locations & Times

NORTH

12:15 PM -1:15 PM
Ukiah Cemetery
Russian River Cemetery District
940 Low Gap Road, Ukiah, CA 94582
Contact: Jenny Olson (916) 504-5987

CENTRAL VALLEY

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Stockton Rural Cemetery
2350 Cemetery Lane, Stockton, CA 95204
Contact: Jenny Olson (916) 504-5987

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Porterville Developmental Center
26501 Avenue 140, Porterville, CA 93257
Yanet Fernandez (559) 782-2286 or
Alicia Mendoza (916) 504-5986

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Park View Cemetery (Next to the Mausoleum)
3661 East French Camp Rd., Manteca, CA 95336
Contact: Jenny Olson (916) 504-5987

BAY AREA

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Agnews Historic Cemetery
1250 Hope Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Contact: Robin Rhoades (916) 552-6625

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
DSH-Napa Campus (Gymnasium)
2100 Napa Vallejo Hwy, Napa, CA 94558
RSVP Required
Contact: Alicia Mendoza (916) 504-5986 or
Karina Montanez (707) 254-2431

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Sonoma Developmental Center Gazebo
15000 Arnold Drive, Eldridge, CA 95431
Contact: Alicia Mendoza (916) 504-5986

SOUTH

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
DSH-Metropolitan Campus (James Hall Auditorium)
11401 South Bloomfield Ave., Norwalk, CA 90650
Contact: Scott Barron (213) 213-8178

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
DSH-Patton Campus (Auditorium)
3102 E. Highland Ave., Patton, CA 92369
Contact: Linda Naranjo (619) 814-8516

All are welcome.
If you have questions, please contact:

Disability Rights California
(916) 504-5800 or toll free (800) 776-5746
People First of California
916-552-6625

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