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“What Killed Marcelo Lucero?” at North Shore High School
“What Killed Marcelo Lucero?” at North Shore High School with a special presentation by students at North Shore High School on race relations. The play is based on the November 2008 killing of Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero in Patchogue. Lucero was attacked and stabbed to death by a gang of teenagers who were targeting Hispanic immigrants for violence.
The murder, along with the tepid response by some local government officials, triggered outrage that spread well beyond the Long Island village where the crime occurred. While that outrage spurred political action, it also stirred local artists like Teatro Experimnental Yerbabruja to engage the community in search of solutions. To learn more about the group, visit teatroyerbabruja.org.
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