This is National Crime Victims' Rights Week and Walker County has a special evening planned. The 5th Annual Candlelight Vigil honoring victims of violent crime is tonight at the CHS Building - 204 19th Street, Jasper. The evening begins with music at 5pm and the service begins at 6pm. Special musicians include C.J. Harris, Christian Gann, Covered By Grace, Northside Baptist Church Children's Choir, Jasper City Schools Kids Korale, and Bronson Hadder. The Keynote speaker this year is Kim Goldman - sister of Ron Goldman. For more information on tonight's events, visit https://www.facebook.com/Walker-County-Crime-Victims-Candlelight-Vigil-1568167703496634/?fref=ts.
Kim Goldman is the face of the victims' movement following her brother's tragic slaying. As a national survivor advocate and speaker, she also directs the non-profit Santa Clarita Valley Project, serving the needs of thousands of youth and their families. Since her brother's murder in 1994, she has worked hard to streamline and to hone in on the things that are important to her - speaking, writing, teaching. She travels the country as an advocate for victim's issues. Before her brother was brutally killed, she was studying to be a child psychologist. After his death and subsequent trials, she left that goal behind as she slowly began to rebuild her shattered life. She is the founding Co-Chair of The Ron Goldman Foundation for Justice as well as a member of the California District Attorney's Association, Victims Rights Committee and serve on the Advisory committee for Crime Survivors, Inc. She is now a Board Member for National Center for Victims of Crime and an Advisory Board member for Habitat for Heroes. Learn more about Kim, her causes, and her books at http://www.kimberlygoldman.com/.