Daily News Staff
The Women’s Coalition of St. Croix will host “Reflections of Life and Love” in honor of the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims on Tuesday at the Sunny Isle Amphitheater at 6:30 p.m. The free event will feature recording artist Mada Nile performing “No One Knows” and the song’s video.
“It is important for the families who have lost loved ones that we acknowledge their pain and honor their memories. We encourage everyone to wear red and black. Or if you or your group have created t-shirts, hats or other pieces in honor of your loved ones, please wear them,” said Clema S. Lewis, the coalition’s executive director. Surviving loved ones will have opportunities to express their feelings during the “Reflections of Love” open mic.
The Wall of Remembrance, a visual presentation of names of murder victims on St. Croix since 1974, is updated annually, and will be available for viewing. “We’re inviting the community to come out. We stand in solidarity with you and what you are going through, realizing that every year there are more families that experience the same heartache and pain,” said Sheelene Gumbs, the coalition’s crisis counselor.
The coalition’s USVI Says NO MORE campaign, featuring Mada Nile, Tim Duncan and other celebrities, artists and community members will also be presented, with opportunities to sign the campaign pledge to support ending domestic and sexual violence in the territory.
Call 340-773-9272 for more information.