October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and this year the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable will partner again with the First Parish in Wayland, the Wayland Interfaith Leaders Association, and the Lauren Dunne Astley Foundation to Shine a Light on the issues related to domestic and break up violence. Purple signifies courage and compassion, and purple lights will illuminate religious and civic buildings in Sudbury, Wayland, Lincoln, and Framingham at various times throughout the month.

In Wayland on Thursday, October 13, walks will commence from several points in the town arriving at First Parish in Wayland, 225 Boston Post Road, Wayland for the Shine a Light Vigil at 7.00 pm. The outdoor event will focus on remembering those who have lost their lives to domestic violence in the past year, recognizing those surviving abuse today, and calling all of us to action as we work to prevent abuse in our communities. In the event of rain, the event will be moved indoors where masks may be required per current protocols.

The vigil will be livestreamed via the First Parish in Wayland’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/c/FirstParishinWayland.

Locations and start times for the walks will be posted soon.