Library hosts candlelight vigil Wednesday night (SLIDESHOW)

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As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Trumbull Library and the Center for Family Justice will hold a candlelight vigil to honor the victims of domestic violence and to raise awareness Wednesday night at 6 p.m. in the building's community room.

Its seventh annual domestic violence candlelight vigil, part of the library's week-long Clothesline Project.

“They bring in wooden, life-size cutouts that represent the victim and have a write-up saying who the person was and when and where they were murdered — it’s an extremely moving visual,” said Steve Hodson, who started the project after seeing lines of shirts strung up on the campus of Swarthmore College during a college visit with his son.

“And then they ring a bell at the vigil for every second an incident of domestic violence happens in the world.”

According to Deb Greenwood, the CEO and president of the Center of Family Justice, 195 Trumbull residents were documented as victims of domestic and sexual violence last year.