The event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Collegeâ€™s Student Lounge, 25 Journal Square (adjacent to the Journal Square Transportation Center) in Jersey City. It is free and open to the public.
â€œGiven the numerous incidents of domestic violence â€“ among both celebrities and private citizens â€“ that have been reported in 2009, and the increased risk of abuse occurring due to current economic conditions, this event could not be more timely,â€ said Ophelia Morgan, Director of Student Activities at HCCC. â€œIt is our hope that as many who are able will come out to educate themselves.â€
During the vigil, there will be information booths, an open forum and candle lighting ceremony.Â Actress Lisa Regina will perform a monologue titled â€œA Write to Heal.â€
For more information about this event, please contact the Office of Student Activities at (201) 360-4199, or Margaret Abrams at WomenRising, (201) 333-5700, ext. 544.
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