Council Chair Mel Rapozo speaks with domestic violence survivor Meghann Kealoha Matsuda about Matsuda’s decision to opt out of the domestic violence cycle for a better future for her son following the YWCA annual candelight vigil honoring domestic violence victims at the St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023.
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YWCA of Kaua‘i supporter Lawrence Mendonca holds a candle in his daughter’s memory on during the YWCA of Kaua‘i annual candlelight vigil honoring victims of domestic violence at the St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023.
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YWCA Shelter Manager Emma White and YWCA staff members lead a candlelight vigil that includes a participant dressed in purple, the color of Domestic Violence awareness, by remembering domestic violence victims in Hawai‘i at the St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023.
LIHU‘E — Dr. Nikki Cristobal, keynote speaker at the annual YWCA of Kaua‘i candlelight vigil for victims of domestic violence, said on Thursday that she is holding a candle for victims of the recent Maui disaster and victims of the Israel conflict.