Domestic violence march set Thursday

The Domestic Violence Advocacy Council is inviting the public to march Thursday on the Square in uptown Charlotte to raise awareness of a domestic violence-related homicide which took place in Charlotte on April 5.

The march will last from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the intersection of Trade and Tryon streets. Free parking is available at the Hal Marshall County Services Center, 700 N. Tryon St.

Organizers say the event is meant to mark the third domestic violence-related homicide in Charlotte-Mecklenburg this year. Alisa Mackey, 29, was shot to death in front of her home with one of her two toddlers by her side. Her longtime boyfriend and the father of the child, Cameron Phillips, is believed to have killed her before taking his own life.

The Domestic Violence Advocacy Council organizes awareness marches, typically held the Thursday following the determination that a death in Mecklenburg County was due to domestic violence.

Details: call Mecklenburg County’s Community Support Services Women’s Commission at 704-336-3210 or the Shelter for Battered Women’s 24-hour hotline at 704-332-2513.