Domestic violence vigil set for Wednesday

Published on Sunday, 1 October 2017 22:43
Written by LISA BACKUS


NEW BRITAIN - Survivors of domestic violence and those who have lost a family member or a friend to it will share their stories during the Prudence Crandall Center’s annual “Silent No More” Vigil on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

The event at the agency’s Rose Hill Campus at 594 Burritt St. will have special significance to the city and surrounding towns. Since March, one city woman and her children were alleged shot and injured by her boyfriend, another city woman was allegedly killed by her husband and a Newington woman was allegedly shot to death by her husband.

The candlelight vigil is part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month nationwide. It’s a time for the community to reflect on domestic violence and, more importantly, remember those who have lost their lives in the past year, organizers said.

The vigil is free to the public and is sponsored by the Ryan Lee Foundation.

Survivors of domestic violence and those whose lives have been touched by it will share their stories of hope and grief. Mayor Erin Stewart is also expected to speak.

A reception with light refreshments will start at 6 p.m. before the program, which starts at 6:30 p.m.

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, New Britain on Sunday, 1 October 2017 22:43. Updated: Sunday, 1 October 2017 22:46.