Trial dates have been set for the murder of Angie Zapata. The eight day trial begins on April 14, 2008 and takes place in Courtroom 11 of the Weld County Courts at 901 9th Ave in Greeley. We would like to provide as much community support to her family and friends as possible by packing the courthouse during those days. If you are interested in coordinating rides to Greeley from the Denver-Metro area, please contact Kelly Costello at 303-839-5204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colorado Anti-Violence Program Announces Discussion, Meditation & Dinner to Prepare for Upcoming Murder Trial
SAVE THE DATES: March 18th & April 7th
CAVP staff feels it is important for all of us involved in the trial to do so from an intentional and loving space. We recognize that we are all emotionally impacted when people target the LGBTQ community with violence. These incidents often lead us to feel a heightened sense of fear and vulnerability. We may feel anger and hatred towards those responsible for such violence.
In an effort to support our community members in maintaining a positive and healthy emotional and mental space around the trial of Allen Ray Andrade, CAVP will be hosting two evenings of discussion, meditation and dinner. Discussion will be facilitated by CAVP staff and meditation by Marti Engelmann.
We encourage you to participate in BOTH sessions if:
– You are even slightly considering attending any trial dates
– You would like to find other ways to support people going to the trial
– You have any interest in participating in creating this type of space regardless of your involvement with this case.
March 18th from 6-8:30 pm and April 7th from 6-8:30 pm
Discussion and meditation 6:00- 7:30. Dinner provided afterwards.
RSVP to Crystal Middlestadt at email@example.com or 303-839-5204.
Include any dietary restrictions. Feel free to call Crystal with any questions you may have about this process.
Please consider the following questions under “Individual Preparation” before the meditation.
– Identify 3 reasons why you are going? What is your intention?
– What do you expect to get from your time there, both personally and professionally?
– What will be your self-care plan? (Self-care needs to happen every day during trial)
– How will you eat healthy?
– What are you expecting CAVP to provide for self-care?
– How will you use what you learned during this experience?
– You’re encouraged to journal during their time preparing for, during and after trial.
After the verdict these are the next steps:
– ALL come back together for a debriefing and meditation guided by Marti Engelmann.
– One session just for staff with an outside facilitator
– What were our lessons learned?
o 3 personal
o 3 professional
o How will we apply what we learned from this process?
About Colorado Anti-Violence Program
Since 1986 the Colorado Anti-Violence Program has been dedicated to eliminating violence within and against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities in Colorado, and providing the highest quality services to survivors. CAVP provides direct client services including crisis intervention, information, and referrals for LGBT victims of violence 24 hours a day.
The CAVP also provides technical assistance, training, and education for community organizations, law enforcement, and mainstream service providers on violence issues affecting the LGBT community.
The most common types of violence we work with are hate crimes and partner abuse. We also have cases that involve random violence, sexual assault, and HIV-motivated violence