Mourning the victims of domestic violence while raising awareness of the horrors of this antisocial criminal behavior!
If you or someone you know has been affected by family violence or you denounce this antisocial criminal behavior, we invite you to join the 17th Annual Gladys Ricart and Victims of Domestic Violence Memorial Walk—also known as Brides’ March—on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.
For the background on the Gladys Ricart and Victims of Domestic Violence Memorial Walk/Brides’ March please visit the History, Mission and Goals page.
TThe 2017 March will start gather at 8AM at the Christ Church Washington Heights—4111 Broadway, NY, NY 10033 (Btwn 173 & 174 Street). Marching will start at 10AM. The March will travel South on Broadway, go into the Bronx, then onto Harlem, and end in East Harlem at the Children’s Aid Society’s East Harlem Center—130 East 101 Street, NY, NY 10029 (Btwn Lexington & Park Ave). For the complete Route please visit the March Route page.
Because the white wedding dress has become the profound symbol of the March, we encourage all women to wear one. But if you cannot or do not want to march in a wedding dress, please wear All white. And if you want to march in a wedding dress but don’t have one, visit the Wedding Dress page for information on how to obtain one.
The Brides’ March calls on men who denounce domestic violence to join forces in publicly denouncing and raising awareness of this antisocial criminal behavior. Men please dress in ALL black to represent mourning for the many that have lost their lives to this crime.
Everyone is welcomed to bring to the March any size picture of the person(s) whose life you want to honor and remember. At the start of the March these pictures are displayed at the podium to memorialize those we are remembering during the March. Marchers also carry the pictures throughout the walk, and at the March’s Closing Ceremony the pictures are also displayed to pay respect for those lives taken as a result of domestic violence.
Join us in remembering Gladys Ricart and the countless other victims, and in raising awareness of the horrors of domestic violence/intimate partner violence/family violence on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.
To get a count of the number of people expected to attend, please register at the Registration page. Also, please be sure to review the Disclosure page for important information about participating in the Brides’ March.
Get involved by helping to spread the word about the Brides' March through your social media outlets and Please use #BridesMarch. For additional information contact Grace Pérez, Brides' March Coordinator, at BridesMarch@aol.com