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UUFHC Annual “Silent Witness” Program: Break the Silence – Stop the Violence

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10/2/2022 at noon -- Open to all

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and every year, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County (UUFHC) participates in the Silent Witness Initiative Program. This year’s program will be held on Sunday, 10/2/2022 at noon at the Fellowship’s home in Churchville, MD, and it is open to the public to attend.

You may recall seeing wooden silhouettes along their stretch of Churchville Road for the month of October each year. They represent the victims of domestic murders here in Harford County. Before they are placed along the roadside for the month, the figures are unveiled in a ceremony of healing and in affirmation of the life of those affected by domestic violence.

This year’s program will include speakers from The Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center (SARC) and the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, as well as meaningful readings and musical selections. It will follow regular Sunday service which begins at 10:30, and all are welcome to attend services prior to the program. Light refreshments will be served between events. There is no fee to attend.

In 1990, the Silent Witness Initiative began promoting and providing education to support an end to domestic violence through community-based exhibits. It started with a small group of volunteers and grew into an international presence. UUFHC began its annual participation in 2001.

Silent Witness International (http://www.silentwitness.net/) is the leading voice that honors the lives of domestic violence homicide victims through family support, community connections, and advocacy for change. Many men and women die each year in acts of domestic violence in the United States. Each one has a story. Join our efforts to end this tragedy.

The UUFHC is located at 2515 Churchville Road, Churchville, Maryland. For more information about the Fellowship, visit their website at http://www.uufhc.net.

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