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Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy

October is domestic violence awareness month and several local organizations are hosting informational events and providing opportunities for people to participate in solidarity with those that are victims of domestic violence.

The following events are put on by the GVSU Women’s Center, YWCA of Western Michigan, Safe Haven Ministries and a number of other sponsoring groups.

Candlelight Vigil
Monday, October 1, 2012 at 5:30pm

Location: YWCA of West Central Michigan (25 Sheldon Blvd, Grand Rapids)

A quiet vigil to honor women who have lost their lives to domestic violence.
Clothesline Project (Grand Rapids)
October 1-5, 2012 from 9am-5pm

Location: YWCA of West Central Michigan (25 Sheldon Blvd, Grand Rapids)
A visual display aimed at raising awareness of violence against women. The Clothesline Project is a collection of T-shirts with messages and illustrations that have been designed by women survivors of violence or by someone honoring a woman who has been…

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