Two events to spotlight the tragedy of domestic abuse and domestic violence are taking place today and Saturday in Columbus.
The first is 6-8 p.m. today beginning in the parking lot of Country's BBQ, 1329 Broadway. It will be a march/vigil to Woodruff Park near the river, where guest speakers will address the crowd. Among them: a domestic violence survivor.
Purple lights can be purchased for the "Light the Night Against Domestic Violence" campaign.
This event is sponsored by Hope Harbour, which runs a local shelter.
Call 706-256-0237, ext. 114 for more information.
The second event is 6 p.m. Saturday at the Lumpkin Center of Columbus State University. The keynoter is Yvette Cade of Temple Hills, Md. She survived a dousing of gasoline and being set fire by her ex-husband. tht theme is "It's Never OK," and sponsored by Women Mighty in Spirit, a community outreach of Columbus House of Hope, Inc.
Cade has been featured on Oprah, Montel Williams and Nancy Grace, among other shows.
Both events are free of charge.