Prudence Crandall Center (PCC) held it’s annual “Silent No More” Candlelight Vigil on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 6:00 pm to remember those who have lost their lives in the past year due to domestic violence in our state, and to raise awareness about this widespread issue impacting all of our communities. The Vigil was held at PCC’s Rose Hill Campus, located at 594 Burritt Street in New Britain. The event was open to the public.
This year, the Ryan T. Lee Memorial Foundation is the Vigil’s first-ever Community Partner Sponsor. As such, the foundation is playing a critical role in supporting PCC’s efforts to raise awareness and prevent future violence. Ryan T. Lee Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the enduring spirit of a special young man by actively seeking out opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others.
PCC’s supportive housing facility at Rose Hill, where the event takes place, will be decorated with purple ribbons and luminaries. Speakers will include survivors, family and friends of victims, and invited community leaders. Live music will be provided by Susan Yawgel and Kathie Stover of the Plainville Wind Ensemble. Vigil candles will be lit to commemorate the lives lost and renew the resolve to, as a community, work together to end the senseless tragedy of domestic violence. It “kicks-off” the many community education and awareness-raising activities PCC plans for October, domestic violence awareness month.