September 27th, 2012 | Published in News
Please join us in observing National Domestic Violence Awareness Month as we remember and honor victims of domestic violence homicide. These are individuals who were killed in the past 25 years by an intimate partner. We celebrate the lives of those who have survived domestic violence and provide support and hope to children exposed to violence and loss. The candlelight vigil will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 5:45 p.m. The location is the Hamilton County Courthouse Steps, 1000 Main Street, Cincinnati.
Music will be provided by MUSE Cincinnati Women’s Choir and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Bagpipers. At this evening program, candles will be lit for the victims who have died this year in Hamilton County. There will be seven candles and four pairs of shoes as a reminder of the lives lost in the past year.
Master of Ceremonies - Shannon Kettler, News Reporter, WCPO, Channel 9 News
- Keynote: Honorable David Davis, retired Hamilton County Judge
- Executive Director of Women Helping Women, Kendall Fisher: Responding to Domestic Violence
- Lt. Joe Hall (retired, Cincinnati Police Department): Remembering Major John (Johnny) Adkins
Women Helping Women and the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati; both funded in part by the city of Cincinnati and United Way of Greater Cincinnati.
Other Participating Organizations
Cincinnati Police Department, Hamilton County Probation Department, Prosecutor’s Office and Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and their Bagpipers, Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, Mayerson Center, MUSE Cincinnati Women’s Choir, Parents of Murdered Children Inc. and Talbert House Services.
To memorialize a family member or friend during this vigil who was a domestic violence homicide victim, please contact Peggy Caldwell (513-977-5559) or Rhonda King (513-241-9400).