Shining a Light on Domestic Violence.
This event honors survivors, remembers victims, and calls to end intimate partner violence.
Join us for the 23rd Annual Mujeres de Paz Candlelight Vigil to be held from 6:00pm - 7:30 pm on Thursday, October 29th Live form East Los Angeles.
Light a candle with as we come together virtually to honor survivors and remember those who lost their lives to intimate partner violence.
We have been gathering together for 23 years to bring awareness to the impact of domestic and intimate partner violence on lives — and the generations that follow. While the format of our annual tradition must change this year — our ability to be together has not.
The night will begin with a livestream of a socially distanced assembly at the mural of the La Virgen De Guadalupe located in historic East Los Angeles.
The evening's virtual program includes:
- Indigenous Aztec Dancing: Pre-Hispanic traditional, ceremonial dance of drumming and native instruments.
- Spoken Word Poetry by: Angela Aguirre aka Millenial Mija, Poet, Speaker + Teacher
- Survivor Testimonials
- Musical Performances by Grammy Winning Musician, Activist, and Music Theorist, Martha Gonzalez and acoustic set by Vaneza Mari Calderon of Mariachi La Victoria
- Guest Speakers and more!
“Everyone in the community is encouraged to remember those who have lost their life to domestic violence, celebrate those who have survived, and connect with those who work to end domestic violence,” said Barbara Kappos, Executive Director of ELAWC.
While strides have been made in awareness and prevention, domestic violence still affects 1 in 4 women in her lifetime.
Domestic Violence does not discriminate, affecting all ages, ethnic, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds and devastating children who witness violence in the home.