‘Silent Witness’ vigil set for Oct. 19

A domestic violence awareness vigil entitled “Silent Witness” will held at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 in the East Carolina University mall, near the Cupola.

ECU graduate Allen Thomas will speak. Thomas is youth counselor with the N.C. Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and president of Operation Freedom, a non-profit domestic violence awareness and prevention organization. Thomas grew up in an abusive household where his father eventually took his mother’s life.

The event is sponsored by the ECU Police Department and the Center for Family Violence Prevention. For additional information, contact Sgt. Carnevale at the ECU Police Department, (252) 328-5627 or carnevales@ecu.edu.