Zonta Club partners with Harbor House for solidarity walk
Zonta Club of Kankakee County is striving to spread awareness about the plight of domestic violence by inviting a human wave of survivors and sympathizers to walk in solidarity with those who have endured the tragedy of abuse.
The Empowerment: Solidarity Walk with Domestic Violence Victims will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 27 at the pavilion on the main campus of Kankakee Community College, 100 College Drive, Kankakee.
“When you participate in the Empowerment: Solidarity Walk with Domestic Violence Victims, you demonstrate a commitment to end the cycle of violence, which devastates the individual and the whole family,” said Tami Galbreath, event coordinator for Zonta. “It impacts families for generations.”
“We’re hoping that the community will come together in a unified way, adopting zero-tolerance attitudes about abuse in the home and in our community,” Harbor House outreach coordinator Ann Delabre said.
This walk gives the participants a chance to reflect on the pain and suffering of loved ones and friends. “It’s a long overdue social justice issue,” Delabre said.
“True empowerment comes when the community advocates on behalf of serious policies enacted at the local, state and national levels,” said Galbreath.
Pre-registering for this event at harborhousedv.org will help the organizers keep track of individual walkers and teams. Same-day registration will be available. The registration cost is $2 per walker, but larger donations always are welcome.
This is a call for active support from hundreds, or even thousands of men, women and children who live in and around Kankakee and Iroquois counties, as well as those from the surrounding suburbs.
If you’re unable to register to walk as a single walker or join a team of walkers, you can register to walk virtually.