Carter Holds Domestic Violence Awareness Vigil
Student council hosts domestic violence awareness vigil.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), October has been the designated month to promote and raise awareness for victims of domestic violence. The movement was officially launched in 1997.
“Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) was launched nationwide to connect and unite individuals and organizations working on domestic violence issues while raising awareness for those issues,” NCADV said.
The vigil held this morning involved students lighting candles during the ceremony as they listened to a speaker provide facts and statistics regarding domestic violence. Over one hundred students gathered in the student union as they watched and listen to their council.
“I was glad we had a very good turn out, Mr. Bernal thought we would not have that turn out,” Daniela Flores, student council secretary said. “I was very glad that we were able to attract so many people. I am for sure that many kids have experienced or seen it. All of us have at least on a TV show.”
STUCO vice-president Domingo Bazan said that the event was focused on providing facts, statistics and observing a moment of silence to honor and pay respect to those “lights that have gone out”.
“I have had close relatives who have gone through that and I wanted to be respectful to those people that have gone through that,” junior Sebastion Marceliano said. “I saw a bunch of people holding candles and wearing a ribbon that symbolized that October is for Domestic Violence Awareness.”