ELAWC Invites Communities To Envision a World Without Domestic Violence
at the 25th Annual Mujeres de Paz Candlelight Vigil
In person event honors survivors, remembers victims, and advocates change
The East Los Angeles Women’s Center will host the 25th Annual Mujeres de Paz Candlelight Vigil Thursday, October 27 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. The program will be in-person. Vigil will assemble at the Virgen de Guadalupe Mural at Cesar Chavez and Mednik Ave at the KIPP Iluminar Academy (Located at: 4800, Cesar Chavez Ave) at 6PM then proceeds to East Los Angeles College Performing Arts Center Courtyard located at: 2225-2241 Collegian Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91754.
This annual tradition invites individuals to stand together in solemnity to remember lives lost to domestic violence, support survivors, envision a future without violence, and inspire change as part of Domestic Violence Awareness month.
Domestic violence is a significant public health crisis with many individual and societal costs. About 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 10 men experience DV in their lifetime. Domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness for women and 20% of LA households are headed by single mothers with a history of intimate partner violence.
“Let’s all commit to working together to build resilience — in October, and all year round — to create a society where domestic violence is not tolerated, where survivors are supported, and where everyone has an opportunity to thrive without fear of violence or abuse”, says Barbara Kappos, Executive Director.
The ceremony begins at 6pm in East Los Angeles and will include:
- Indigenous ceremony by Danza Azteca Xochipilli
- Musical performance by budding LA soul artist, Maria Sanchez (Groovy MS); made possible by ELAWC’s Media and Arts partner, My Grito Industries.
- Testimonials and poetry by survivors, Promotoras, and community members
- Spoken word by ELAWC Youth
- Dia de Los Muertos Altar
WHEN: October 27, 2022 from 6 PM - 8:00 PM
WHERE: 2225-2241 Collegian Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91754 or via
CONTACT: Heidy Rodriguez, Development Manager, [email protected], 310-955-6005