East Windsor Township Participates in Womanspace Communities of Light

Published on Dec 07, 2017 at 10:00a.m.

Mayor Janice S. Mironov, Council Members Dense Daniels, Alan Rosenberg, Perry Shapiro, Peter Yeager and John Zoller, Chief of Police James Geary, retired Township Chief of Police/Womanspace Board Member William Spain, police officers, and members of the East Windsor Domestic Violence Victim Response Team participated with students from the Peddie School and residents in the 2017 Township “Communities of Light” event at the East Windsor Municipal Building on December 4.  The purpose of “Communities of Light” is to raise funds and public awareness of domestic violence and resources and services available to abuse victims.  Participants purchased luminary kits at and joined together at the municipal building to light candles around the entire perimeter and walkways of the municipal building.

Mayor Mironov expressed excitement at the tremendous turnout for the East Windsor event, which well exceeded 200 people including lots of students.  She stated, “Communities of Light” is intended to serve as a beacon of hope for individuals and families who are impacted by the dreadful situation of domestic violence.  Our participation is to demonstrate our support of victims and their families, as well as recognition that domestic violence knows no boundaries and impacts every community regardless of race, religion or socio-economic background.” 

Mayor Mironov added, “As a community wish to express our strong support for organizations like Womanspace and our local Domestic Violence Victim Response Team and to recognize the important assistance they provide to victims of domestic violence.  We hope that our participation will help focus public attention on the important subject of domestic violence and to encourage residents to become more aware of support efforts and resources available to victims and families.” 

Communities of Light, benefiting victims of domestic violence, is sponsored by Womanspace, the lead non-profit organization in Mercer County that provides crisis intervention and support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.  The mission of Womanspace is to provide a comprehensive array of services to individuals impacted by domestic violence and dedicated to improving the quality of life for women and their families.

Mayor Janice S. Mironov recognizes and thanks members of the Domestic Violence Victim Response Team during the Township "Communities of Light" held at the Municipal Building, to raise funds for Womanspace as well as focus public awareness on the important subject of domestic violence and available victim resources.


Mayor Janice S. Mironov is joined by Chief of Police James Geary and police officers who participated in the Womanspace-sponsored "Communities of Light." 


Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Peddie School students light a luminary as part of Womanspace "Communities of Light" at the Township Municipal Building.


Peddie School students light luminaries along the walkways and perimeters of the Township Municipal Building for "Communities of Light."


Mayor Janice Mironov and Council Members issues Proclamation for "Communities of Light" and present to Womanspace Board Member/Retired East Windsor Chief of Police William Spain.  Pictured (from left to right) are: Womanspace Board Member/Retired East Windsor Chief of Police William Spain;  Council Member Denise Daniels;  Council Members Alan Rosenberg;  Mayor Janice S. Mironov;  Council Member Perry Shapiro;  Council Member Peter Yeager, and Township Manager/Retired Police Lt. James Brady.


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