14th Annual Mujeres de Paz Candelight Vigil

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness, the Mariposa women (as well as the East Los Angeles Women’s Center) joined together to walk and remember the women, children, and families affected by the devastating impact of domestic violence on hearts, homes, and hopes. Our journey began at the mural of the La Virgen De Guadalupe on the corner of Mednik and Cesar Chavez Avenue. The procession traveled to Collegian Avenue and Cesar Chavez Avenue, and ended at the East Los Angeles College Performing Arts Center Court Yard where the ceremonies included inspiring stories, dance, and song. The women of Mariposa enjoyed this experience as it renews faith and hope that their stories of domestic violence can come to an end and that they too can start a new violence-free clean and sober life.