<p>The Progressive Oklahoma Baptist State Convention (POBSC) is observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a Speak Up! Speak Out! Stand Strong! forum on Saturday, October 27th from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Mt. Triumph Baptist Church. There is no cost to attend this event. The POBSC Young Adult Women Unit will provide an open forum for questions, answers, and discussion of issues relating to domestic violence. The panel will feature a representative from the YWCA, a survivor, and a self-defense instructor.
A Candlelight Vigil will be held in honor of victims and survivors of domestic violence. Clothesline, silent witnesses, and more will be on location to represent the tragic affects domestic violence has on it's victims. In lieu of candles, we will be releasing floating lanterns into the night sky at the end of our vigil to represent the lives lost to domestic violence.
The 18th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Candlelight Vigil will be held October 9, 2012 at the Brazos County Administration Building, 200 South Texas Avenue, in Downtown Bryan. The event will include a keynote address; reading of the National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation; presentation of the Bob Wiatt Award and Voices Against Violence Award; and lighting of the candles in memory of those killed as a result of domestic or dating violence. For more information, please send an email to email@example.com.