Community Walk for MMIW

by Mescalero Apache Tribe | June 3, 2022 10:39 am

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

The Violence Against Women Program (VAWA) sponsored a community walk to commemorate the month of Missing and Murdered indigenous Women (MMIW).  This event was held on May 27, 2022 and some of the highlights included the community walk which had a starting point at Head Springs and ended at the Chiricahua Plaza, a DJ, and a speaker, the Violence Against Women Program Domestic Violence Counselor, Ms. Lucy Rodriguez who provided disturbing statistics on the many missing, murdered and sexual assault crimes against women and children.  Each participant also received a MMIW tee-shirt and a gift bag with a few program incentives as well as important information on MMIW.  Fresh fruit and boxed lunches were also provided for each attendee.

A special thanks goes out to all who helped make this day not only possible, but also memorable.  Our special donors included the Boys and Girls Club, Youth Development, Gaming Department, and Four Direction.  We are truly grateful to all of you for your generous contributions to another successful event.

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