On Wednesday 5 May the Ipswich community is invited to join together at d’Arcy Doyle Place, to pay respect and remember the victims of domestic and family violence.
It is a solemn event that remembers lives lost to domestic violence but it also an opportunity to learn, to find your voice, call out violence, promote equality and be part of the solution to say no, not now, not ever to domestic violence.
The event includes a local march, candle lighting ceremony as well as a few guest speakers who will be in attendance.
Some of the guest speakers for the event include Mayor Teresa Harding, Chair of the Alison Baden-Clay Foundation Vanessa Fowler, Amie Carrington CEO of the Domestic Violence Action Centre and Superintendent Dave Cuskelly of the Queensland Police Service.
If you cannot attend, Ipswich community members are welcomed to light a candle at home to remember those lives lost due to Domestic and Family Violence.
The Domestic Violence Action Centre will also be holding candle making workshops between the 16 April and 4 of May.
The candle making sessions hope to join community members together and open the conversations about the impact of domestic violence and how we can be a part of the solution.
It is hoped workshop attendees will bring their newly made candles with their friends, family and colleagues to the Domestic and Family Violence Remembrance Day Vigil.
For more information about the vigil click here.
For more information or to book in for a candle making session click here.
For more information about Domestic and Family Violence go to www.1800respect.org.au
Or call 1800 737 732 (1800 RESPECT) available 24 hours.