COVINGTON (FOX19) - Northern Kentucky kicks off October as National Domestic Violence Awareness month with its 17th annual Day of Peace, held Friday, September 30th, from 11AM-1PM at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center located at 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington. The event is free to the public. Lunch is provided through generous contributions made by: LaRosa’s, Heavenly Frosted Cupcakes, Colonial Cottage, and TGIFriday’s. Local group, Ellery, will provide music.
The event theme this year is: “Be a Courageous Voice for Peace!” and focuses on generating awareness to the realities of both stalking and pet abuse—often hidden forms of dating/domestic violence. Keynote Speaker is Bridgett Wright, survivor and advocate in the 2009 conviction of Russell Swigart, whom broke into Ms. Wright’s residence and stabbed to death two of her cats. Ms.