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Freedom House seeks public awareness of the impact of violence

As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Freedom House is displaying Silent Witness — a piece remembering women and children who have lost their lives to domestic violence. The display will be in Soldiers and Sailors Park east of the Bureau County Courthouse through Oct. 12. From 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 a candlelight vigil for survivors and families will be held at the park.
As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Freedom House is displaying Silent Witness — a piece remembering women and children who have lost their lives to domestic violence. The display will be in Soldiers and Sailors Park east of the Bureau County Courthouse through Oct. 12. From 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 a candlelight vigil for survivors and families will be held at the park.

In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (#DVAM), Freedom House is staging the following events. Community participation is welcome and encouraged.

Oct. 1-12, Princeton — “Silent Witness” Silhouettes, representing domestic violence homicide victims in our communities over the years, will be displayed at Soldiers and Sailors Park.

Oct. 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Princeton — A Candlelight Vigil for domestic violence survivors and their families will occur at Soldier and Sailors park in Princeton. Candles will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating.

Throughout October — Purple lights and ribbons will be displayed on the trees on the Freedom House campus. Community members and businesses are encouraged to light their windows in purple to commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Law enforcement officers will wear purple ribbons on their uniforms The Freedom House Facebook page will daily feature an inspirational message from a staff member.

Oct. 18, Wyoming, Ill. — Freedom House Staff attend Stark County High homecoming.

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