It is with great sadness that we have been made aware of the passing of Monique Rivera, who was an active member of the Ethnic Studies Now Coalition. Our most sincere condolences to her family and friends. You may recall the flyer we distributed last year to promote the rally before the historic vote by the LAUSD Board last November and which featured a photo of her in a graphic design by Mayra Rangel. Here are the details of the vigil to remember Monique, as posted on Facebook:
WHEN: Today (April 9, 2015) 3:20-4:10pm
LOCATION: Free Speech Zone in front of Cal State LA University Bookstore
"A beloved daughter, a brilliant classmate, and an amazing friend. Monique Rivera was a fellow Cal State-Los Angeles student. She was majoring in Psychology with a minor in Pan African Studies and had less than one year left before graduation. Her body was found on Monday (4/6) in her Alhambra home, where she resided with her mother and grandmother. She was 25 years of age. Monique was a believer in the need for social justice and was an organizer and advocate for social change. She had a bright and promising future ahead of her. Out love and condolences go to her family. We love her and will miss her dearly, rest in power Monique!" via https://www.facebook.com/events/781671405279851/
¡¡¡MONIQUE RIVERA PRESENTE!!!