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2023 DVAM Memorial Vigil

October 17, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lit purple candle in lower right corner on a purple background with text reading "Domestic Violence Awareness Month Memorial Vigil, October 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the State Capitol Building in Harrisburg, PA

Save the date for PCADV’s #DVAM Memorial Vigil on October 17, 2023. #Every1KnowsSome1 impacted by domestic violence, and everyone has a place in the movement to end domestic violence. Join us from 6-8 p.m. at the state capitol in Harrisburg, PA as we remember the lives lost to domestic violence over the past year, honor the resiliency and hope of survivors, and recognize the hard work of domestic violence advocates across the state.

Event Schedule

6:00 p.m. – Welcome/Opening Remarks: PCADV CEO Susan Higginbotham
6:05 p.m. – DVAM Resolution Remarks: Rep. Delozier, Rep. Hill-Evans, and Sen. Cappelletti
6:15 p.m. – Featured Speaker: Lt. Governor Austin Davis
6:30 p.m. – Featured Speaker: DHS Secretary Dr. Valerie Arkoosh
6:40 p.m. – Rep. La’Tasha Mayes
6:45 p.m. – Sen. Vincent Hughes
6:50 p.m. – DV Homicide Impact Story: Mia Semuta
6:55 p.m. – Commemoration of Victims & Candle lighting
7:25 p.m. – Closing Remarks: PCADV policy director Deanna Dyer





  • Harrisburg Capitol

  • Commonwealth Ave.
    Harrisburg, PA United States
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