Candlelight vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness Month slated for next week in South Park | News, Sports, Jobs

Eufemia Didonato

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The Clothesline Project is a public exhibit of T-shirts created by survivors of violence and those who have lost a loved one to violence.

The Lawrence community is invited to a candlelight vigil during Domestic Violence Awareness month to remember victims, to honor survivors and to explore opportunities to make a difference.

The event will be Tuesday at the east side of South Park in downtown Lawrence.

Activities will start at 5:30 p.m. with opportunities to create a T-shirt for the Clothesline Project and to visit with local organizations and learn about ways to help. Live music, speakers and the candlelight vigil will begin at 6:15 p.m. The community is invited to send a photo to be part of a slideshow in honor or memory of those affected by domestic violence.

For those wishing to participate in the Clothesline Project, please bring a white or light-colored T-shirt that can be decorated with a story or message of solidarity.

The group #BeMoreLikeClaire is organizing the event with the support of the Ballard Center, Children’s Advocacy Center of Douglas County, Sexual Trauma & Abuse Care Center and Willow Domestic Violence Center.

#BeMoreLikeClaire is an organization that works to carry on the legacy of Claire VanLandingham, a 27-year-old Navy dentist who was murdered by an ex-boyfriend.

More details about the event are available online.

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