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CAIR-OH Co-Sponsors ‘Protect Our Children’ Vigil


Protect Our Children: A Time to Console, Celebrate and Commit to Our Children
A Vigil to Affirm Our Individual and Collective Compassion For and Commitment to Every Child

CONTACT: Carol Lavery of Victim Advocate, 717-214-2256, or Cathleen Palm, Protect Our Children Committee, 610-488-8176, or Danielle Sunday of PCAR, 717-728-9740, Judy Yupcavage of PCADV, 717-545-6400

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 18, at noon.
WHERE: Pennsylvania State Capitol, Fountain Steps, Harrisburg, Pa.

Event: Children, parents, community and faith leaders and policy makers find themselves searching for healing as well as answers in response to the continued challenges, especially senseless violence impacting our children, families and communities. Even as deep pain persists and solutions at times seem elusive, there are also extraordinary examples of people committed to children. The vigil will seek to emulate those examples as participants stand united to affirm compassion for and commitment to children.

Event Sponsors: The American Academy of Pediatrics, PA-Chapter, Cathleen Palm, Coalition of Pennsylvania Crime Victim Organizations, Council of American Islamic Relations, Dauphin County Victim/Witness Assistance, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Lutheran Advocacy, Ministry in Pennsylvania, S. Mary Scullion (executive director, Project H.O.M.E.), Parental Stress Center, Pennsylvania Catholic Conference, Pennsylvania Council of Churches, Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition, Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, Pennsylvania’s Victim Advocate Carol Lavery, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth, The Protect Our Children Committee, United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, United Way of Pennsylvania, United Way of Westmoreland County.


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