Join march against domestic violence

Published 5:00am 10 May 2024

Join march against domestic violence
Words by Nadia Chapman

The Moreton Bay Says No To Violence campaign returns to the Redcliffe Peninsula for its 16th year.

This year’s free event will be held on Friday, May 31 instead of the usual end-of-year march; and aims to raise awareness of domestic and family violence in our region.

Encircle Redcliffe’s Acting CEO Robyn Rose says the march was moved forward so it could better align with Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month.

“Encircle has held a candle lighting ceremony at our three Neighbourhood Centres at Redcliffe, Kallangur and Lawnton at the beginning of May for several years,” she says.

“The ceremony, which will this year be held on May 1, remembers people killed over the last year through family violence.

“By moving the Moreton Bay Says No To Violence march to May, we mark both the start and end of the month which will hopefully increase awareness around this important topic.”

A peaceful march will start from Rotary Park at 9am and proceed along Redcliffe Pde.

“Attendees will then gather at the amphitheatre for a speaking event. The event is open to both individuals and groups within the community, and we encourage everyone to get involved,” Robyn says.

“A short speaking program with speakers from across the community talking about their experience, either in their life or work, and how the community can help.

“As individuals, we have the power to make a difference. By speaking out against violence, by offering support to those who need it, by fostering open conversations in our homes and workplaces, we send a clear message that violence has no place in our community.”

Register to join the march as an individual, community group, organisation or business by visiting mbsn2v.com.au

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