Sometimes silence is stronger than words. Students in Stamford, Connecticut participated in National Teen Violence Awareness week by holding signs stating, "Love is NOT abuse" and "Love is NOT a shove." The silent protests were heard around the nation. With Connecticut ranked number two in the nation for domestic violence, the teens in Connecticut are taking this week very seriously.
Students are actively boosting awareness in their schools and communities. A group of students from a coalition called The Peace Project stated they would testify against the state Judiciary Committee and hold silent protests in Hartford, Connecticut to show their position on the subject.
The students are making headway. They received recognition from State Senator Judith Freedman. The best news? The students are dedicated to awareness, not just for this week – but for every day of the year!