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City announces Annual Candlelight Vigil for victims of domestic violence

Posted by boston.com  September 18, 2013 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by the City of Somerville:

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Somerville Commission for Women announce the Annual Candlelight Vigil in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Wednesday, October 2nd at 6 p.m. at the Somerville Public Safety Building, 220 Washington Street. The vigil walk begins at 6 p.m. through Union Square, concluding with a speaking agenda at the Public Safety Building at 6:30 p.m. 

Speakers will include Mayor Curtatone, Chairperson of the Commission for Women Nancy Bacci, Somerville Chief of Police Thomas Pasquarello, and featured speaker Corey Yarbrough of the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC).

The vigil is an annual event bringing the community together to remember those who have lost their lives over the last year to domestic violence. For more information about domestic violence, contact RESPOND at their Hotline number (617) 623-5900 (TTY accessible for the hearing impaired) and for on-line information go to www.respondinc.org.  For more information about the Vigil, contact Director of Somerville Commissions, Sonja Darai, at 617-625-6600 x2406 or SDarai@somervillema.gov.  

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