Coalition for the Prevention of Domestic Violence Hosts Healing Event on the Boulevard | news
To recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Gloucester Coalition for the Prevention of Domestic Bullying invites everyone to attend an event on Tuesday October 12th that will focus on healing and survival.
The event “Reflect, Release, & Restore” begins at 5:00 pm at high tide and just before sunset at the Fishermen’s Wives Memorial on Stacy Boulevard. It is aimed at anyone who has ever experienced domestic violence, who has been affected by domestic violence or who would like to show support.
“After these many stressful months of COVID, uncertainty and upheaval, we want to do something completely different this year,” said Sunny Robinson, co-chair of CPDA, in a prepared statement. “Instead of speakers and the troubling statistics on domestic violence, we wanted to create a healing event for all of us as we continue our efforts to respond to domestic violence and the challenges of COVID and our society.”
During the event at the Fishermen’s Wives Memorial, each participant selects a small rock to represent something they want to let go or let go. After a few words of reflection, the members of the coalition lead a short ceremony in which everyone is invited to throw their stones into the sea. The local musicians Charlee Bianchini and Dennis Monagle provide the music.
“We want to honor the strength and resilience of all survivors,” said Bianchini, an advisor and advocate at HAWC, the statement must be released. It’s very personal, but we all wear something. Maybe it’s a regret, a fear, or an old belief that no longer serves who you are today. We hope that everyone will leave a little easier. “
The coalition includes employees from HAWC (Healing Abuse Working For Change), Elliot Community Health Services, and Younity, Children’s Friend & Family Services’ young adult focal point.