Madison
56° F
Overcast
Overcast
Advertisement

DAIS - Celebrate Indpendence

Published On: Jun 17 2013 05:34:37 PM CDT
Neil Heinen photo

 

 

 

DAIS – CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE

06/17/13

For three weeks in 2002, sniper attacks in Washington DC killed 10 people and terrorized the entire metropolitan area. It was later learned that the murders were part of a plot that was to eventually lead to the killer, John Allen Muhammad, murdering his ex-wife, Mildred Mohammad. And thus, it was yet another act of incredible violence with domestic violence in its roots. And for a while people paid attention to the epidemic of domestic violence and then, as always, attention faded.

Mildred Mohammad is in Madison this week to deliver the keynote address at Thursday’s Domestic Abuse Intervention Services Celebrate Independence Luncheon. The luncheon is sold out; a tribute to the positive energy and momentum DAIS is building for its mission and its new shelter under construction on Fordem Avenue. Mildred Mohammad’s activism is brave and inspiring. But it’s also a reminder that domestic abuse requires our constant vigilance, and not just for high profile cases. We must understand its prevalence and insidiousness before we can be successful at rooting it out.

 

Advertisement
  • PHOTOS: Spring in Wisconsin!

    Spring has finally arrived in Wisconsin, and you've got the photos to prove it! Take a look at these pretty wildlife snaps shared by #News3 viewers. Share your spring pics via tips@channel3000.com.

  • 7 pains - chest pain

    Getty Images

    7 pains men should never ignore

    Men's Health has a list of seven pains that may signify something serious for men.

  • Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Mosul, Iraq

    Al Hayat Media/CNN

    Who is ISIS?

    ISIS forces have extended their control around the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. The capture of Syria's ancient city, about 150 miles northeast of Damascus, threatens a UNESCO World Heritage Site described as having "stood at the crossroads of several civilizations," Learn more about the group.

Advertisement