SARC will hold its annual Candlelight Vigil, on October 3, 2011 at 6:00 p.m., in the side garden of the Bel Air Armory. “This is a very moving event which celebrates domestic violence survivors while also highlighting the ongoing need for our services,” says Executive Director Luisa Caiazzo-Nutter. “We are always appreciative of the number of community members who attend to support us and our work.”
The Candlelight Vigil is an annual event held to commemorate those who lost their lives to domestic violence, to celebrate those who have survived, and to energize those who work to end this violence. SARC will display their Clothesline Project – tee-shirts made by both adult and child survivors of domestic violence. Silent Witness silhouettes on loan from the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County will also be on display.
This year SARC will present its Safehouse Silhouette Project which strives to create a physical representation of the women currently seeking shelter in our confidentially located Safehouse. Life-size cardboard cut-outs are designed by each survivor depicting their story of abuse and/or hope for the future. Although their identities must be kept undisclosed, these silhouettes prove that safety does not have to equal silence.
Harford County Council President Billy Boniface will be on hand to present a Proclamation to SARC, and Ms. Caiazzo-Nutter will host the event.
SARC is a local, private non-profit, dedicated to aiding local victims of domestic and sexual violence, and stalking. Services that are provided include counseling, legal advocacy and representation, a 24 hour Helpline, crisis intervention, community education, and a confidentially located Safehouse. For more information on this event or SARC services, contact Stacie Beard at 410-836-8431.