In support of October being National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Clayton State University AmeriCorps program. in collaboration with Alpha Kappa Lambda, Phi Beta Sigma, Theta Phi Alpha, the Clayton State Theater, and SecurUs House, will host its Second Annual Remember My Name Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil on tonight, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Lawson Outdoor Amphitheater on the Clayton State campus.
This event is free and open to the public. SecurUs House, Clayton County’s domestic violence shelter, will be bringing some of their clients to attend.
The Remember My Name Candlelight Vigil is designed to engage the Clayton State University campus community in a program that raises awareness to the issue of domestic violence by celebrating survivors of domestic violence, honoring the lives of victims who have passed, and encouraging everyone to take a pledge of non-violence. The program will include monologues by members of the Clayton State Theater, participants pledging non-violence through Alpha Kappa Lambda’s These Hands Don’t Hurt initiative, and a vigil in remembrance of victims of domestic violence and speech facilitated by Pat Altemus, executive director of SecurUs House,.
For more information on the Second Annual Remember My Name Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil, please contact the AmeriCorps Program Coordinator Jennifer Welch, at (678) 466-5462 or firstname.lastname@example.org.