Center for Domestic Peace Invites Bay Area Residents to Commemorate Day of the Dead as a Result of Domestic Violence
Center for Domestic Peace (C4DP) will hold a special hybrid ceremony of remembrance and memorial for those who have died as victims of domestic violence and their families and friends who have survived them. This event, in both English and Spanish, is produced by Voces de Cambio (Voices of Change), a C4DP volunteer activist group of domestic violence survivors.
This ceremony, while being designed to honor those who have lost their lives, is even more importantly for the children and others left behind to have a space that honors their loved ones. At our event, children who have lost their moms say, “I miss her so much. Here I feel close to her again.” We will also celebrate the advocates who work to support victims’ freedom from domestic violence. There will be a special reading of the names of all those killed in the San Francisco Bay Area from domestic violence and a moment of silence. Join us in person or online.
All community members are invited to participate as compassionate witnesses.
Friday, October 28, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Domestic violence touches every corner of our communities, with 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men experiencing severe abuse at some point in their life. 2.5 women die every day in the US because of domestic violence.
C4DP helps thousands of individuals every year find hope and healing from domestic violence.
The ceremony will occur as part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October). The month is intended to raise awareness about the signs of abuse and ways to stop it, and to uplift survivor stories and provide additional resources to end domestic violence.
Contact: Marla Hedlund, Development and Community Relations Office, Center for Domestic Peace (415) 526-2543.