At 9am on October 2nd, longtime Indianapolis activist Richard Propes will gather at downtown Indy's Monument Circle where he will wheel one lap around the 1/3 mile Monument Circle for each child who has died as a result of violence in Indiana since the Tenderness Tour began on 10/8/1989.
Richard is starting at 9am; he'll stay on Monument Circle until he's finished (which is expected to be 2-3 days).
While tracking of such crimes is relatively new, Richard has researched the names of nearly 600 children and will wheel each lap in the exact order they died beginning with October 8, 1989 up to October 1, 2019.
Additionally, Richard has selected 10 organizations working to improve the lives of children and families and plans to raise at least $1,000 for each organization - a minimum of $10,000!
The Domestic Violence Network (DVN) leads our community in cultural change toward ending domestic violence, once and for all. We work with the public to gather data, deliver better resources, and engage with influencers.Our work is focused squarely on creating a roadmap which enables us to do what we do best—lead the way, as we become an increasingly healthy community.
The mission of the Domestic Violence Network is to change the culture that leads to domestic violence through advocacy, education, and collaboration in the community at large.