The Women's Center of Greater Danbury will hold the 1st annual "Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance" tonight. The vigil will feature the Silent Witness exhibit, a collection of statues that represent those who have lost their lives to domestic violence. It's being held at the Danbury Library plaza from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.
Local victims of domestic violence will be honored as their names are read aloud. The Women's Center asked that people wear purple or purple ribbons to honor victims experiencing domestic violence, celebrate those who have survived and remember those who lost their lives to domestic violence.
The Putnam/Northern Westchester Women's Resource Center is marking October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Purple t-shirts were sold to County employees through department representatives, with proceeds benefitting the Center. A group photo was taken on the steps of the Historic County Courthouse this afternoon to draw attention to the subject of domestic violence in Putnam.
The Putnam Northern Westchester Women's Resource Center provides advocacy, education and services to the community to create a safe, supportive environment that eliminates violence against women and children and promotes gender equality.