Groups form ‘Human Chain’ to raise awareness about domestic violence prevention

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MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) - In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Asha Kiran, an organization working to build a healthy and harmonious community, joined forces with other organizations for the 4th annual Human Chain for Equality Event.

It was held Sunday, September 27 at Dublin Park.  Madison Mayor Troy Trulock says he is pleased his city is involved this year.

"This event is about bringing culturally diverse groups, organizations together, because it's not one specific group that has domestic violence issues.  All the different groups, all these different organizations, a lot of non-profits in our community are there to help," said Trulock.

The Human Chain Event was also held at the same time in various locations across the state with members from the 10 other domestic violence shelters.

Patricia Butts, Executive Director of the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence, says the event is a good reminder that domestic violence can impact anyone.

"It also lets us know that it's the face of us all. We are all affected, whether we're in our places of worship, whether we're in our schools, work places, and it impacts us all," said Butts.

The event brought in more than 150 people and included singing, a human chain, and a flash mob.