The domestic abuse support charity Safe Space Bermuda is planning to hold a candlelight vigil honoring Morissa Moniz, who was stabbed to death during the early hours of Thursday, November 11, on Wednesday, November 17.
The vigil will also be in support of all families which have been affected in one way or another by domestic abuse.
According to Antonio Belvedere, one of the founders of Safe Space Bermuda, the vigil was originally scheduled for Monday November 15, but was postponed until Wednesday due to expected inclement weather. It will start at 6 p.m. at Victoria Park. Mr. Belvedere is asking everyone who plans to attend to bring their own candle, if they can.
“ I’m calling on our men in particular to come out and support this family; this is a time when men are needed,” Mr. Belvedere said. “ We need to support our queens in this country, there are a lot of people who are being abused who are not allowed to speak up.”
According to him, this vigil is being put on to show Ms. Moniz’s family, who will be at the vigil, that the community supports them 100 percent and is there for them during this extremely difficult time.
“ Yesterday, I woke up and felt compelled to do something to honor Ms. Moniz and honor this time,” he said. “ I feel like, when the family mourns an incident like this, the country mourns with them.”
Six feet social distancing and mask wearing will be required at the event and families will be required to stay within their own bubbles.
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