Vigil to honor area survivors |

Vigil to honor area survivors

The Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition will host the fourth annual Take Back the Night candlelight vigil tonight in downtown Grass Valley.

“This brings awareness of the problem of domestic violence in this county,” said Jamie Howell, prevention advocate for the coalition.

She said everyone is invited to gather at City Hall on East Main Street to light candles and listen to a local survivor of domestic violence tell her story.

Nevada County Judge Sean Dowling and a representative from the coalition are also scheduled to speak.

Artwork of “silent witnesses” will be on display at the vigil. Howell said the artwork depicts black stick figures, each with a story of a victim of domestic violence who survived the ordeal.

The event is from 7-8:30 tonight in the City Hall parking lot at 125 East Main St., Grass Valley.

– Robyn Moormeister

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