We created this blog in order to share memories and stories of our dear friend Ignacio Celedon (aka Fito), who was killed in an attempted robbery early in the morning on Sunday, September 12th in South Berkeley. Fito led an amazing and enthusiastic life, and we invite everyone who knew him to contribute your memories and pictures. You can also find updates here on community meetings and links to news stories about his passing and the ongoing effort to bring his killers to justice.

Fito was from Chile, and since his death his family and his fiancee's family have spent a lot of money on travel back and forth between there and the Bay Area. We've created an opportunity for you to donate in order to help offset some of these costs.

Hemos creado este blog para compartir recuerdos e historias de nuestro querido amigo Ignacio Celedón (alias Fito), quien fue asesinado en un intento de robo por la mañana temprano el domingo, 12 de septiembre en el sur de Berkeley. Fito llevado una vida increíble y entusiasta, e invitamos a todos los que lo conocieron a contribuir con sus recuerdos y fotografías. Usted también puede encontrar las actualizaciones de aquí en reuniones comunitarias y enlaces a las noticias sobre su muerte y el esfuerzo en curso para llevar a sus asesinos ante la justicia.

Fito fue de Chile, y desde su muerte, su familia y la familia de su novia han pasado un montón de dinero en viajes de ida y vuelta entre ésta y el Área de la Bahía. Hemos creado una oportunidad para que usted pueda donar para ayudar a compensar algunos de estos costos.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sunday Night Vigil

a community member organized a vigil on Sunday night at Fito's memorial. it was a chance for neighbors to come out and discuss the incident as well as safety in the neighborhood.

a really lovely comment came from one neighbor who talked about how inspiring Fito's life was and how he hopes to take a little bit of Fito's euphoric approach to living with him.

thank you to the organizers!

Time Lapse

we created a time lapse of the mural and mandala

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fito's flickr page

here is a link to fito's flickr page

Photos of Mandala

lisa took these beautiful photos of the mandala

Visit the memorial at Emerson and Adeline

Come visit the memorial, mural, and mandala for Fito at Emerson and Adeline. Feel free to bring flowers for the mandala, it can evolve as people apply their own designs and plants.

Community Meeting this Wednesday

There will be a community meeting on Wednesday, the 29th of September at 6:30 pm at the Black Repertory Theater in Berkeley. The Berkeley mayor, community representatives, as well as Berkeley police will discuss safety in the neighborhood. Please come participate in the conversation.