Fourteenth Annual Gladys Ricart and Victims of Domestic Violence

Memorial Walk/Brides’ March

Friday, September 26, 2014

 

Public Invitation

 

If you or someone you know have been touched by family violence or you denounce this antisocial behavior and crime, we invite you to join the 14th Annual Gladys Ricart and Victims of Domestic Violence Memorial Walk/Brides’ March, on Friday, September 26, 2014.  

 

For background information about Gladys Ricart and the March, please visit the History, Mission and Goals Page.

 

Gathering will begin at 8:00am at the Fort Washington Heights Presbyterian Church, located at 21 Wadsworth Avenue, corner of West 174th Street in Washington Heights, New York.  The Opening/Invocation Ceremony will take place at 9am, and the approximate seven mile walk begins at 10:30am sharp.

 

The March will end at the East Harlem Children’s Aid Center 130 East 101 Street, El Barrio/East Harlem, New York, between Lexington and Park Ave. The Center’s doors will open at 2pm for the public and the press. The marchers are expected to arrive at approximately 2:45pm.  The Closing/Benediction Ceremony begins at approximately 3:45pm and concludes by 5pm.  

 

You can also join the March from anywhere along the approximate seven mile route; visit the March Route page for the exact route and an approx time/schedule of the day’s event. Also review the Disclosure page for important information.

 

We encourage women to wear white wedding dresses. Please visit the Wedding Dress webpage for the symbolism of marching in a wedding dress. Our goal for the 14th Annual March is to have a minimum of 140 women walking in wedding dresses. If you cannot or do not want to march in a wedding dress, please wear All white. If you want to march in a wedding dress but don’t have one, visit the Wedding Dress webpage for information. Donation of white wedding dresses welcomed; if you have a wedding dress that no longer represents to you what it did the day you first wore it, donate it to raising awareness about this heartbreaking issues. Please visit the Wedding Dress webpage for donation information.

 

Men who denounce domestic violence are welcomed to join the March and we need you to join forces in publicly denouncing and raising awareness of this antisocial behavior. We ask that men dress in All black representing mourning for those who have lost their lives to this crime.

 

Everyone is welcomed to bring to the March any size picture of the person(s) whose life was taken as a result of domestic violence. Marchers carry the pictures during the walk and at the various stops the pictures are place at the Alters/podiums to memorialize those we are remembering during the March.

 

Join us in remembering Gladys Ricart and the countless victims, and in raising awareness of domestic violence, Friday, September 26, 2014.    Please register by visiting the Registration page.


 

Save the Date—Friday, September 26, 2014!  Spread the Word—Brides’ March!

 

For additional information contact Grace Pérez, Brides’ March Coordinator, at BridesMarch@aol.com