Vigil to remember victims of domestic violence Oct. 5

Prudence Crandall Center will be holding its annual “Silent No More” Candlelight Vigil on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. to remember those who have lost their lives in the past year due to domestic violence in Connecticut, and to raise awareness about this widespread issue.

The vigil will be held rain or shine at PCC’s Rose Hill Campus, located at 594 Burritt Street in New Britain.  The event is open to the public.

This year, the Ryan T. Lee Memorial Foundation is the vigil’s first-ever Community Partner Sponsor.

PCC’s supportive housing facility at Rose Hill, where the event takes place, will be decorated with purple ribbons and luminaries. Speakers will include survivors, family and friends of victims, and invited community leaders. Live music will be provided by Susan Yawgel and Kathie Stover of the Plainville Wind Ensemble.

Vigil candles will be lit to commemorate the lives lost and renew the resolve to, as a community, work together to end the senseless tragedy of domestic violence.

It “kicks-off” the many community education and awareness-raising activities PCC plans for October, domestic violence awareness month.

For more information on supporting PCC and its work, please contact Carolyn Jasper, Development Director, at (860)225-5187, ext. 18.

 

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