Connect to End Violence holds its annual Seawall Stand on Saturday, July 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Vineyard Haven seawall.
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Kate Dario
Participants in the 10th annual Seawall Stand on Saturday morning stood in solidarity against gender-based violence, with many honoring women in their own lives by displaying signs bearing their names.
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Seawall Stand


CONNECT to end violence, a program of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, holds its Annual Seawall Event, a men’s initiative, on Saturday, July 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A passionate band of Islanders took to the streets of Oak Bluffs Sunday in honor of victims of sexual assault.

Bearing signs and wearing teal blue T-shirts that read, “I Walk Because I Care,” the group of about 30 walked two miles along Beach Road in honor of the survivors in their lives.

Family Planning of Martha’s Vineyard and Connect to End Violence are set to strengthen their partnership with a collaboration that begins May 1. Call volume for domestic violence and rape counseling was up on the Island this winter.

Connect to End Violence, a program of Martha's Vineyard Community Services, sponsors its annual sexual assault awareness walk on April 27.

Last Tuesday evening members of our community braved the cold and windy weather to show their support of our Island’s only domestic violence and rape crisis center, Connect to end violence.


They stood 21 strong, their backs to the harbor, shirts billowing in the sea breeze, cheered on by honking cars, applause and exclamations of gratitude. Their messages, plastered to their chests by a gusty wind off the Vineyard Haven harbor, were names of individuals and groups of women they wished to honor in the fight against domestic violence.

They were fathers, uncles, sons, grandfathers, Islanders and visitors, standing vigil Saturday afternoon on the Vineyard Haven seawall in support of local victims of domestic violence.