At the heart of our Walk & Candlelight Vigil every year are the victims of domestic violence homicide in our state. We couldn’t gather together in person this year, but we held our Candlelight Vigil remotely. Join us as we honor Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan with our 10th Annual Advocacy in Action Award and as we pause to remember the 12 individuals whose lives were lost to domestic violence in Massachusetts since our Vigil last October. You can watch a video of the Candlelight Vigil on our YouTube channel.
MHS Students Discuss Red Flags in Relationships
Members of MAAV’s Student Action Board recently planned presentations for the Freshman Seminar classes at Melrose High School. Their topic is teen dating relationships, and red flags or warning signs that a relationship is becoming unhealthy. Our goal is to stop abuse before it starts.
Pictured here are SAB members Dan Freed and Jules McCue, displaying the red flags used in the presentations. SAB members discuss warning signs and then have the freshmen students write warning signs they’ve seen on these flags. Some examples: telling your partner what they can and can’t wear, or who to hang out with. We’re so proud of these students for the work they’re doing at MHS!