Residents urged to ‘Race Against Violence’

19th annual event supports Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County Another sure sign of spring: Preregistration is underway for the Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc.’s 19th Annual Chester County Race Against Violence, to be held Saturday, April 26. The race has become a popular way to support the agency’s many direct services, such as counseling and court accompaniment, as...

Victims’ resilient spirits temper unimaginable pain

Annual candlelight ceremony offers shared remembrances, strength By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Members of the West Goshen Township Police Department Honor Guard file into Central Presbyterian Church in Downingtown. Members of a club no one would ever seek to join: That was how Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan described the solemn crowd of about 200 that assembled...

Weather pushes annual anti-violence flash mob inside

Public urged to participate from home or work – and film the action Organizers of the ‘One Billion Rising for Justice’ dance hope that being forced inside by the weather won’t diminish participation. The inclement weather has prompted organizers of an annual flash mob dance to protest gender violence scheduled for today, Feb. 14, to regroup. Because Chester County has declared a snow...

Chester Countians invited to join dance flash mob

Agencies join forces for annual event on Friday to protest gender violence  Organizers hope to surpass the numbers and spectacle that the 2013 awareness event generated. An annual organized flash mob dance on Feb. 14 aims to protest gender violence and promote empowerment, organizers said.  The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls, the Domestic Violence Center, the Crime Victims Center...

Agencies to shine spotlight on human trafficking

Program at Chester County Historical Society designed to raise awareness The Chester County Historical Society will present “Facing the Monster: Slavery Then and Now,” a program designed to raise attention during Human Trafficking Awareness Month. State Sen. Andy Dinniman will be one of several speakers Wednesday evening at “Facing the Monster: Slavery Then and Now,” a public event...