October 19, 2010 – Hilo, Hawaii
Video by Tim Bryan
Hawaii County residents and officials took to the streets this weekend to commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
On Friday, the Family Violence Interagency Committee organized a Family Peace Walk and Vigil in Hilo, remembering those who have lost their lives due to domestic violence, and uniting those affected by tragedy.
Participants marched from the Bayfront Parking Lot – past the location where mother of four, Catherine Dingle, was allegedly stabbed to death by her husband just a few months ago – to the Mooheau Park Bandstand where a vigil was held. Candles of Remembrance were lit in memory of the lives that have been lost.
A similar walk was held in Kona at the same time.
The next day, Hawaii Island’s kane took part in the local YWCA’s Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event.
Donning the high heels heels and leading the march were Mayor Billy Kenoi, Police Chief Harry Kubojiri, Fire Chief Darryl Oliveira and Prosecuting Attorney Jay Kimura.
The event was held in conjunction with International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence.