The Embassy of the Dominican Republic will honor the memory of Lucrecia Pérez Matos on the thirtieth anniversary of her murder, which was the first case of racism and xenophobia recognized in Spain, with a tribute to be held this Sunday, November 13 at 11:00 a.m. at the headquarters of the UGT in Madrid (Avenida de América, 25).
During the event there will be a colloquium between Juan José Tamayo and Raimundo Aragón Bombín, moderated by Bernarda Jiménez. According to the Dominican Embassy, “recognition will also be expressed to the Spanish trade unions, associations and personalities who have shown their solidarity with the Dominican community since that fateful November 13, 1992”.
The artistic participation will be in charge of the Dominican writer Marielys Duluc and the Dominican singer Vianka Ramos, accompanied by the pianist Juan Robles and the percussionist Salvador Hernández.
Lucrecia Pérez Matos was born on December 15, 1959 in Vicente Noble, Barahona, Dominican Republic. She emigrated to Spain in search of a better future for herself and the daughter she left behind in her native country. She was murdered in Madrid by the civil guard Luis Merino, sentenced to 54 years in prison for the facts.