Domestic Violence Candlight Vigil

| October 24, 2012 | 11:39 pm
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Livingston County C-2000 and the Tornadoes will hold a candlelight vigil in Chillicothe Thursday evening.  Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade speak with Executive Director Tawnya Jones:

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The ceremony is in remembrance of Angela Newsom, 36, of Chillicothe, who died due to domestic violence.  Jones said the event is for more than remembering Newsom.  “To raise awareness about domestic violence and to remember all victims of domestic violence, and to also celebrate survivors of domestic violence,”  said Newsom, “The purpose really is to show the community that domestic violence is not just a personal issue, it does affect the family, the friends, community members, it really affects everybody.  And so it’s going to take everybody to work together to prevent this sort of thing from happening again.”

The candlelight vigil will be held Thursday at 7:00 p.m. on the west side of the Livingston County Courthouse.  A donation of non-perishable food items will be collected.  More information is available at the event’s Facebook page.

Press Release from Livingston County C2000

 November 4th will mark the 2 year anniversary of the tragic death of a mother, friend, sister, daughter and a member of our community. Angela Newsom, a 36 year old woman from Chillicothe, tragically lost her life, a victim of domestic violence. Livingston County C2000 and a new local organization, the Tornadoes, would like to invite you to join us for an evening dedicated to honoring Angela’s’ memory and to raise awareness about domestic violence.

Domestic Violence is defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.

Domestic Violence affects men, women and children and it does not just happen to other people; it can happen anywhere and to anyone. Whether or not we are living with domestic violence, we all know that domestic violence affects the community and those in it, oftentimes in ways in which we are not aware. Take the time to talk to those around you to raise the issue of domestic violence and help others gain a better understanding of the issue and how it affects the community.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month; join us in our efforts to put an end to the silence as we speak out against Domestic Violence. There will be a candlelight vigil and a moment of silence to remember and honor all victims of domestic violence. Too many suffer in silence…SPEAK OUT AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE…

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