Thursday, October 20, 2016

15th Annual Shining the Light on Domestic Violence Ceremony October 26th

In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, on Wednesday, October 26 from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. at the Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic located at 319 West State St, Rockford, IL (Talcott Building), the NIU Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic and the Winnebago County Domestic Violence Coordinated Community Response Team will host the 15th Annual Shining the Light on Domestic Violence Ceremony. The Winnebago County Domestic Violence Coordinated Community Response Team celebrates its 22st year of local collaborative efforts. This brief ceremony will recognize and honor the work that has been done to improve safety for victims of domestic violence.

Judge Rosemary Collins, chairperson of the Domestic Violence Coordinated Community Response Team, will provide brief remarks and present an award to the winners of the Domestic Violence Teen Art Contest as well as honor this year’s recipient of the Shining the Light on Domestic Violence Award. Local musician Jackie Stephenson and Northern Law Clinical Professor Paul Cain, along with Northern Law students, will provide musical entertainment. There will also be a candlelight vigil to mourn, support and celebrate victims and survivors of domestic violence. This event is open to the community.