Cyber Vigil for Ka’Sandra Wade & Domestic Violence Resources #RememberHerName
|January 12, 2013||Posted by Progress Pittsburgh under Domestic Violence, Issues|
Pittsburgh bloggers are organizing a cyber vigil – writing posts and sharing information on social media about Ka’Sandra Wade.
If you are not familiar with the death of Ka’Sandra Wade – here is a summary from the Pittsburgh City Paper:
Wade was found dead of a gunshot wound on Jan. 1; her boyfriend, Anthony L. Brown, killed himself during a subsequent stand-off with police. Police say Brown confessed to killing Wade, but over the weekend, the Post-Gazette and other media outlets reported a tragic coda: Wade had called police to her home on New Year’s Eve. But the call was interrupted, and though police were dispatched to the scene, they did not enter the apartment or speak to Wade. Brown reportedly did not allow them in, or even open the door, while assuring them everything was all right.
Information on domestic violence from Pittsburgh organizations is available from:
We are asking you to join a Cyber Vigil Saturday January 12 – to use your blog, Facebook, Twitter or other social media tools to remind the world that her name was Ka’Sandra Wade. We urge you to write whatever is on your heart – but to use her name. How does this story resonate with you? What should be done? Do you know how to help another woman in a similar situation? What can we do with our social media tools to help? Whatever resonates with you … it can be personal, political, both, neither or something entirely else.
If you plan to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your blog name, URL or your Twitter/Facebook URL. We will keep a list on our blog, The Pittsburgh Women’s Blogging Society. (If you tweet, please use the hashtag #RememberHerName)
Additional articles about Wade’s death :
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story on the life of Ka’Sandra Wade
- Police launch internal investigation into handling of Ka’Sandra Wade shooting (triblive.com)
- Pittsburgh Police Investigating Procedure After Murder-Suicide (pittsburgh.cbslocal.com)
- DA will review 911 call before Pa. woman’s death (wytv.com)
- Pittsburgh public safety chief joins review of 911 call, murder-suicide (triblive.com)
- Post-Gazette editor protests police department’s news release with reporters’ questions (jimromenesko.com)
- Pgh police reveal P-G email (earlyreturns.post-gazette.com)
- Did Police Properly Respond? (pittsburgh.cbslocal.com)
- Police probe response to 911 call before woman’s death (wtae.com)