October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in New Bedford and the Women’s Center has planned several community events to help raise awareness of domestic violence and to offer community-wide support for victims of violence, abuse, and trauma.
Monday, October 1 – Tree-Lighting Ceremony
7:00 PM – New Bedford City Hall 133 William Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Join the Women’s Center in commemorating the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month with Mayor Jon Mitchell and other public officials on the steps of the New Bedford City Hall. The purple lights illuminating the tree in front of City Hall will signify domestic violence awareness will stay lit throughout the month of October to support survivors and remember victims.
Tuesday, October 23 – Candlelight Vigil
6:00 PM – New Bedford City Hall 133 William Street, New Bedford, MA
6:30 PM – First Unitarian Church 71 Union Street, New Bedford, MA
Join the Women’s Center in honoring victims and survivors of domestic violence and their loved-ones with a march in silence from City Hall to the First Unitarian Church. A program featuring singer/songwriter Susan Lainey and a display of the Clothesline Project will take place at the First Unitarian Church at 6:30 pm.