Advertisement: "Angie Zapata was our sister, our aunt, our daughter. She was brutally murdered last July" (2009)

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Title

Advertisement: "Angie Zapata was our sister, our aunt, our daughter. She was brutally murdered last July" (2009)

Subject

Angie Zapata

Description

An advertisement featuring the family of Angie Zapata, a young transgender woman of color who was murdered in Greeley, Colorado in July 2008. The advertisement sought to draw attention to Angie's memory and her murder prior to the trial of her murderer. The ad was sponsored by nearly 50 Colorado community groups and appeared as a full-page ad in 22 Colorado newspapers. The ad did not run in any Northern Colorado newspapers.

Zapata's murderer was ultimately convicted of murder by a jury in Greeley. The crime was deemed to be driven by transphobic hatred, making it the first successful prosecution for a transgender hate crime under Colorado's 2005 hate crime law.

Creator

ProgressNow Colorado Education

Date

ca. 2009

Contributor

Thomas R. Dunn (researcher)

Format

JPEG, PDF

Language

English

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Original Format

newspaper

Files

Citation

ProgressNow Colorado Education, “Advertisement: "Angie Zapata was our sister, our aunt, our daughter. She was brutally murdered last July" (2009),” Northern Colorado Queer Memory Project, accessed October 3, 2022, https://nocoqueermemory.omeka.net/items/show/194.