37th Annual NYC Crime Victims Candlelight Vigil | Rights, Access, Equity for All Victims
Welcome to the 37th Annual NYC Crime Victims Candlelight Vigil, a hybrid livestream and virtual event! We’re back in-person this year at West End Collegiate Church on the Upper West Side and continuing our new tradition of virtual celebration. We offer a special welcome from the co-sponsors of tonight’s event, the NYS Office of the Attorney General, the District Attorney’s Offices of Manhattan and the Bronx, and the New York State Downstate Coalition for Crime Victims which represents NYC’s five boroughs along with Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk, and Rockland Counties. This Vigil honors the memory of those who were lost to acts of violence, and to lift up the voices and experiences of those who have survived violence, along with their families and communities. The Vigil also recognizes those who support survivors through community and legislative advocacy and activism, healing, and prevention. We hope to provide you this evening with an experience that is inspiring and spiritually uplifting, and that we leave this space feeling more connected, empowered, and hopeful.