WI Domestic Violence Memorial Walks in Madison, Milwaukee and Stevens Point
Monday, October 2, 2017
11:55 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
State Capitol Steps, 2 E. Main St.
State Street Entrance
200 East Wells St.
Portage County Courthouse, 1516 Church St.
Arlington Ave & Church St.
Madison, Milwaukee and Stevens Point – Three domestic violence memorial walks will take place at 11:55 a.m. on October 2, 2017 in Madison, Milwaukee and Stevens Point. The memorial walks honor the victims of domestic violence killings that occurred during 2016 in Wisconsin.
The 11th Annual Purple Ribbon Walk in Madison, put on by End Domestic Abuse WI, Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS), UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence and Zonta Club of Madison, will begin at the State Street Entrance to the Capitol and circle the Capitol Square. The 2nd Annual Purple Ribbon Walk in Stevens Point, sponsored by the Portage County Coordinated Community Response Team, will start at the Portage County Courthouse. In Milwaukee, the Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women Walk will start at City Hall. A Number of civic leaders are expected to join community members in the walks.
Speakers at the events will include:
Madison – Executive Director of End Domestic Abuse WI Patti Seger, Executive Director of Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) Shannon Barry, Executive Director of Unidos Against Domestic Violence Veronica Figueroa, President of Zonta Club of Madison Nancy McCulley and survivor Sarah Engle
Milwaukee – Mayor Tom Barrett, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, District Attorney John Chisholm, Judge Janine Geske, Captain Aimee Obregon from MPD’s Sensitive Crimes Division, Tammie Xiong from the City of Milwaukee Commission on Domestic Violence, Shawn Mohammed Co-Executive Director of Asha Family Services and Carmen Pitre, Executive Director of Sojourner Family Peace Center
Stevens Point – Stevens Point Mayor Wiza, District Attorney Louis Molepske Jr., Sgt. Tony Zblewski of the Stevens Point Police Department and with Kaitlin Bloom from CAP Services Family Crisis Center