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The Family of Michelle Avan hosts the 1st Annual Michelle Movement Walk in Your Light 5K Walk/Run: Shining a light on the tragedy of Intimate Partner Violence, as we Celebrate its Survivors
By Sentinel News Service
Published November 18, 2021

Michelle Avan (Courtesy Photo)

On the morning of August 5, 2021, the body of Michelle Avan was found in her home by her son brutally beaten to death.  What Trevon and Nyah Avan, would soon come to know is their mother died at the hands of an intimate partner.  The family of Michelle Avan will host the 1st Annual Michelle Movement Walk in Your Light 5K Walk/Run to honor her legacy and shine a light on Intimate Partner Homicide. In addition, the Michelle Movement is increasing public awareness of District Attorney George Gascóns blanket policies that undermine the ability of the DA’s office to prosecute perpetrators of Intimate Partner Homicide to the full extent of the law.

Who: The children of Michelle Avan, Trevon and Nyah Avan, family, friends, survivors of intimate partner violence and families of victims, domestic abuse advocates, and supporters?

What: The Michelle Movement Walk in Your Light 5k Walk/Run: Shining a light on the tragedy of Intimate Partner Violence, as we Celebrate its Survivors. The 5K Run/Walk is a community event to raise awareness and begin discussions about Intimate Partner Violence and Homicide.

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The event will provide a safe space for men, women, and children to publicly take a stand to combat violence against women, uplift survivors of Intimate Partner Violence, and honor victims of
Intimate Partner Homicide. Standing together we will show that Intimate Partner Violence is not tolerated in our homes, workplaces, schools, or anywhere else in our community. It is also a demand for District Attorney George Gascón to reconsider adding special circumstances to the Michelle Avan case and reevaluating the district attorney’s policies on prosecuting perpetrators of Intimate Partner Homicide.

 

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