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Weekly Buzz | Saheli 5k for Domestic Violence Prevention Coming Up This Weekend
Plus, fill the stands at Varsity Field for Soccer Night
Good Morning, Burlington!
There is still time to register for the Library’s virtual program for this afternoon, Off With Their Heads! Art of the French Revolution.
This Saturday, Saheli will be sponsoring the “Be Her Warrior” 5k for domestic violence awareness and prevention. From Saheli:
Domestic violence happens behind closed doors - irrespective of education and wealth status; and women suffer in silence. Recent global prevalence figures indicate that about 1 in 4 women worldwide have experienced domestic violence and 1 in 3 have faced either physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime.
This year alone, Saheli has supported over 300 survivors of domestic violence with police and legal advocacy, placing them in safe homes and assisting them to be economically and financially empowered. Join team Saheli and ‘BE HER WARRIOR’.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
REGISTER: Whether you are walking virtually or in person, signing up is a breeze. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
DONATE: With your support and amazing generosity, last year we were able to raise funds to provide winter clothing, pay gas bills and provide driving lessons to financially empower our survivors. Thank you! CLICK HERE TO DONATE & BE HER WARRIOR
SAHELI’S MISSION: Our mission is to empower South Asian, Middle Eastern and North African immigrant women and families to lead safe and healthy lives.
IN PERSON WALK: Sat, October 22nd, 2022 at 9:00 AM | Burlington Town Common, Burlington, MA
VIRTUAL WALK: October 1st - October 31st, 2022 | At your pace in your space
This Week in Burlington
The changing and fall of the leaves has brought with it a ramp-up in activities.
Monday, October 17
12:00 PM - Disability Access Commission
4:00 PM - Diwali storytime at the library, best for children ages 4-8. Register here.
6:00 PM - Recreation Commission
Tuesday, October 18
11:00 AM - Foreign Affairs & Current Events Forum @ the Library
5:00 PM - Housing Partnership Committee
6:00 PM - WBCN and the American Revolution film screening and book signing at the library
6:30 PM - General Bylaw Review Committee
7:00 PM - Board of Appeals
Wednesday, October 19
5:30 PM - BYSA Soccer Night at the newly installed and beautiful Varsity Field
7:00 PM - Historical Commission
Thursday, October 20
7:00 PM - Planning Board
Friday, October 21
Friends of the Library fall book sale begins and continues through the weekend.
Saturday, October 22
9:00 AM-3:00 PM - Early In-Person Voting @ Town Hall
9:30 AM-12:30 PM - Board of Health Flu Clinic - By Appointment @ Memorial School
Sunday, October 23
That’s it for me today. Have a great one!