In honor and memory of those lost to domestic violence – Candlelight Vigil. October 24, 2017. MS State Capitol Steps
MS Coalition Against Domestic Violence to Hold Candlelight Vigil at State Capitol
As a part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence (MCADV) is holding a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of domestic violence victims on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., at the Mississippi State Capitol’s South Steps.
Earlier this month, the Coalition held its 8th Annual Purple for Peace, a luncheon that promotes family violence prevention in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and celebrates domestic violence survivors, advocates and friends. Throughout the month, the Coalition will be distributing information and assisting its member programs with distributing information.
The Coalition invites everyone to come out to honor the lives and memory of the citizens of our state that we’ve lost to domestic violence. MCADV’s local member shelter programs will be there to let people know about the resources available to victims of domestic violence, including but not limited to emergency shelter, legal advocacy and emergency transportation.
“Between last year and this year, Mississippi has lost at least 27 people to domestic violence homicides,” says MCADV’s Executive Director Wendy Mahoney. “Even one is too many. There are women being killed because the men they loved decided to demonstrate ultimate and irrevocable control over them. It’s an epidemic, but it’s preventable. Everyone has a part to play; and together, we have the strength.”
Click here to submit names of victims of domestic violence