Domestic Violence Victims to Be Honored with Candlelight Vigil, Memorial Program

Domestic Violence Victims to Be Honored with Candlelight Vigil, Memorial Program

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Domestic Violence Victims to Be Honored with Candlelight Vigil, Memorial Program

For Immediate Release: September 13, 2017

On Thursday, Sept. 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Alexandria Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP) will host a Silent Witness Candlelight Vigil and Memorial Program in Market Square, Old Town Alexandria.

This public event is designed to raise awareness of domestic violence and create a space of healing through a visual memorial of those lost through domestic violence.

The event will include a private viewing for families affected by domestic violence, followed by a public program and reception.

In 1990, the Silent Witness Initiative began promoting and education to support an end to domestic violence through community based exhibits. It started with a small group of volunteers in one state and grew into an international presence, with projects in all 50 states and 23 countries.

Silent Witness Alexandria is a part of the Domestic Violence Program’s Domestic Violence Intervention Project.

To find out more about the Silent Witness Initiative, visit www.silentwitness.net. For more information about the Alexandria Domestic Violence Program or other Women's Initiatives, visit www.alexandriava.gov/DCHS.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, email Maurice Tomdio at maurice.tomdio@alexandriava.govor call 571.384.5244.

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