Purpose of DOVE
DOVE provides the community a safe space to grieve and respond to violence. DOVE vigils are held in response to any act of violence resulting in the death of a community member. The gathering is meant to provide a place for the community to affirm its witness against violence and express sorrow at the loss of a life.
Dreaming Of Violence-Free Everywhere
Most of our DOVE gatherings are held at Faith on 54th street or New Birth Kingdom Covenant Church. The vigil begins promptly at 5:00pm or 6:00pm and concludes within 30 minutes. Upon arriving, attendees are given the program and a candle. All are welcome to linger after the program ends for community conversation and to show support to the family if appropriate.
Beyond leading vigils, DOVE also:
Does advocacy work through education
Offers support groups
Hosts activities to provide solutions to violence in our community
Include in subject line "DOVE VIGIL"
Give a general description of why you would like DOVE to host a vigil
A member of the CAST team will reach out to you within 72 hours for further details