Northcott Neighborhood House in collaboration with other neighborhood organizations is holding its annual Candlelight Vigil for 2010 Homicide Victims. The purpose of the vigil is to remember those who have lost their lives to violence in the past year and to impress neighborhood residents with the horrific impact of violence on our community.
Northcott is inviting community members and their families and friends to attend this year’s Candlelight Vigil Milwaukee Lights a Candle for Change:
Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 6:00 PM
Unity Baptist Church
3835 W. 37th Fond du Lac Avenue
This annual event, which honors the memory of the 2010 victims of homicide in the City of Milwaukee, provides an opportunity for the participants to rededicate themselves to ending the violence. Families of all the victims are encouraged to attend the event and a candle is lit for each victim. It is a hopeful sign that the event each year draws ethnically diverse families that share their common grief and find comfort in the shared commitment to fight crime and violence.
The host Pastor of the occasion will be Nathaniel Johnson of Unity Baptist Church. All are invited to share with us in this community event. Milwaukee Safe and Sound, a youth crime-fighting program, will also be cooperating with us to engage youth in the effort. For further information contact Northcott Neighborhood House, 2460 N. 6th Street, 414-372-3770.