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|Tonight's 'Party for a Purpose' honors memory of Black Gay Pride organizer killed last year|
|Written by Dyana Bagby|
|Thursday, 31 March 2011 14:41|
The daughter of Durand Robinson is hosting a "Party for a Purpose" tonight to bring together the friends and loved ones of her father, a Black Gay Pride organizer who was killed Aug. 25 in an apparent carjacking. The Atlanta Police Department continues to seek the killer.
The party, also dubbed "A Reunion for Durand's 'Kids,'" is at Club Moonlite located at 3302 Laventure Drive, Chamblee, GA 30341 off Buford Highway. Doors open at 10 p.m.
Donations of $5 are being asked and will go to help find Durand Robinson's killer, said his daughter, Wynter Robinson.
Durand Robinson was shot and killed in the early morning hours of Aug. 25 in southwest Atlanta. He was found in the middle of Hadlock Street and police stated at the beginning of the investigation that Robinson may have been a victim of a carjacking. Major Keith Meadows also said shortly after the killing that it appeared Robinson knew his killer. No money was taken from Robinson’s Ford truck that was only driven a couple blocks away from where the shooting took place.
On her Twitter account, Wynter Robinson states the party is being held to "find the murderer of a great man."
She also promises the party to be "the biggest event to hit Altanta's LGBT community."
The Robinson family has added $2,500 to the Crime Stoppers reward money for information leading to the arrest of Durand Robinson’s killer. According to the Crime Stoppers website, the organization awards up to $2,000 for tips leading to arrests.
To view a photo album of a candlelight vigil held for Durand Robinson on Aug. 28 at Traxx Atlanta, click here.
Top photo: Durand Robinson (courtesy photo)
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