Cambridge Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil

Location

In front of Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

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Description

As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, join the City of Cambridge for a candlelight vigil to commemorate the Massachusetts women, men, and children who lost their lives to domestic violence since last October.

The event will feature a reading of the victims’ names, a musical interlude, brief remarks by Acting Police Commissioner Elow and a poetry reading. Local domestic violence prevention agencies will have resources for survivors and information for the community on how to recognize and talk about domestic violence.

Cambridge Police will be observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a purple ribbon flag display in front of the department at 125 Sixth Street. Lights on the outside of the building will flash purple throughout the month of October. Additionally, on Thursday, Oct. 21, non-sworn employees of the Cambridge Police, Fire, and Emergency Communications will be encouraged to wear purple on Purple Thursday to honor victims and supports survivors of domestic violence.

Learn more about the nationwide observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

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