September 29, 2003
MARCH SILENTLY WITH US
In memory of all those who have lost their lives due to Domestic Violence.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 1, 2003 from 5:15 to 6:00 PM (black attire recommended)
WHERE: The corner of Trade and Tryon Street
WHO: Anyone and everyone with a heart for the victims and survivors of domestic abuse.
WHY: To kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to commemorate those who have perished due to the senseless acts of a batterer.
Free parking at the 7th Street garage (90 minutes free) OR
Hal Marshall Building, 700 North Tryon Street
(between 10th & 11th Street) after 5:00 PM
There is a FREE bus / trolley that runs up and down Tryon Street every 7 minutes
OBJECTIVES OF THIS MARCH
1. To pay tribute to those who fall victim to the all-too-common violent crime of domestic violence;
2. To underscore to the community the scale of the problem of domestic abuse and its effects on the community;
3. To galvanize the community in the effort to reduce domestic abuse through support of victims and intervention for batterers.
DID YOU KNOW…
v In the U.S., a woman is physically abused by her husband every 9 seconds.
v Two-thirds of attacks on women are committed by someone the victim knows - often a husband or boyfriend.
v 4,000 women are killed each year because of domestic violence.
v An estimated 70% of men who abuse their female partners also abuse their children.
v According to the Bureau of Justice, nearly 1/2 of the violent crimes against women are not reported to the police.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information on the effects of domestic violence in our community, call (704) 336-3210 or (704) 332-2513.
Media contact: Michael Sexton (O) 704-432-1568 (M) 980-721-8604 or