LSU will be hosting a domestic violence awareness vigil on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The vigil will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the newly dedicated Kinnedy Smith live oak, located in front of the LSU Women’s Center. Viewers will also be able to participate via live stream on the LSU Student Government’s Facebook page.
“Members of the LSU community are invited to join to take a moment to bring awareness to and acknowledge the impact of domestic violence within the community.” LSU said via staff email.
This vigil and tree dedication will be held in memory of Kinnedy Smith, a recent LSU graduate and victim of domestic violence.
“Kinnedy’s fresh outlook on live reminded everyone to chase their dreams and to never settle.” said Ashley Armstrong, Kennedy’s former supervisor at Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers.
“We knew we had to do something to honor her memory and give our team something actionable to feel like they were part of a solution to prevent something like this from devastating another family.” Armstrong said.