News by Topic

Click on a topic below to see the latest headline

Customize "My Headlines" by Topic

Choose the topics of most interest to you to follow under "My Headlines".

Subscribe

Sign up for newsletters, news feeds, social media and other news sources.

Resources for News Media

Are you a reporter working on a story? Here's where you find help from Duke.

Join Durham Community to 'March Against Violence'

Join Durham Community to 'March Against Violence'

Annual event takes place during National Crime Victims' Rights Week

print |
Duke community members can join local residents at the Durham March Against Violence April 25. Photo courtesy of the Durham Police Department.

Durham, NC - Members of the Duke community are invited to join forces with Durham residents April 25 during the city's annual "March Against Violence" event.

The march is sponsored by the Durham Police Department as a part of National Crime Victims' Rights Week. The march will begin at 7 p.m. at the Durham Police Department, 505 W. Chapel Hill St. Participants will walk three blocks (about a half-mile) to West Main Street before looping back. Registration for the event begins at 6:30 p.m. A vigil to commemorate lives lost to violence will immediately follow the march.

All are welcome and Durham Police will provide free T-shirts, as supplies last.

"It's an opportunity for us and the community to show support to let everyone know that there's help for you if you need it," said John Suitt, a Durham Police officer. "The most important thing to know is that no one is alone."

Suitt said the event typically gets many individual walkers, but groups are encouraged to register and wear clothing that will identify their affiliation. Duke students and employees, for example, can wear Duke blue shirts or jackets.

For more information about the event, call (919) 560-4951 or email tasha.bembury@durhamnc.gov.

We encourage Duke faculty, staff and students to share ideas, collaborate and discuss issues on Duke Today. To post a comment, you must log-in with your Duke NetID and password. Any comments or materials that are inappropriate, disrespectful or violate Duke policies will be deleted. These may include statements or materials that:

  • promote commercial enterprises;
  • sell, or solicit offers to sell, goods or services for personal gain;
  • promote a political candidate or political party; or
  • violate policies regarding personal, proprietary or protected health information.

For more information, visit our guidelines for posting content.

Comments

You are not logged in. Please log in to leave a comment. Comments are restricted to faculty, staff, and students.

© 2014 Office of Communication Services
705 Broad Street, Box 90496, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 681-4533; FAX: (919) 681-7926

Submit A Story Idea

We value your suggestions and feedback. Got an idea for a story, video or photo you would like to see in Duke Today?

Submit a Story Idea