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2019 Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month: Nov. 20 - Dec. 20

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

By Massachusetts law, every November 20 – December 20 is Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month (SHVAM). Click here to see a copy of the governor's proclamation for 2019. Below are events known to the Garden. Consult your local homicide bereavement services for information about other possible observances in your area. 

Louis D. Brown Peace Institute Presents the SHVAM Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony Gala

Enacted in 2000, the annual SHVAM was created in an effort to educate the public and policymakers about the impact of murder on families and communities and uplift the peace-building efforts of survivors.
SHVAM Opening Ceremony
Friday, November 22, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Massachusetts State House Grand Staircase
SHVAM Closing Ceremony Gala
Friday, December 20, 7:00-11:00 p.m.
Lombardo's Regency Room
6 Billings St.
Randolph, MA
For more information about either of these events, contact Danielle Bennett.
See the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute's SHVAM calendar of events here.

The Riverview Chamber Players' Fourth Annual Harmony & Hope - Responding to Violence with Music

This concert and community event is designed to help ease the pain in our hearts, to remember the love of those killed, to give hope for a future without violence, and to provide an opportunity for a renewed sense of gratitude and joy for life. At the center of the performance will be a tea-light ceremony in remembrance of homicide victims.
Saturday, December 7, 3:00 p.m.
Dewitt Center
122 Dewitt Dr.
Roxbury, MA

The Homicide Bereavement Program at Baystate Health Family Advocacy Center Presents the 6th Annual Peace and Remembrance Gathering 

Wednesday, December 11, 5:30 p.m.
Baystate Health Family Advocacy Center
300 Carew Street, Suite 2
Springfield, MA
For more information, click here or call 413-794-9816

Loved By Many: The Musical Memorial Project

Saturday, December 14, 1-3:30 p.m.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Courtyard and Calderwood Hall
25 Evans Way
Boston, MA
RSVP required - to RSVP or for more information, click here or call 617-566-1401 
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