The tragic death of Gladys Ricart on her wedding day in 1999 ignites and inspires the annual Brides March, co-founded by NMIC and other partner organizations – which included the Dominican Women’s Development Center, the Violence Intervention Program, the Dominican Women’s Caucus and the National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence to raise awareness about domestic violence and survivors.

The first Brides March in 2001 was organized to honor the memory of victim Gladys Ricart – supporters marched from her New Jersey home to Queens, New York where her marriage to a new fiance was to take place before her tragic death.

Today the Brides March targets areas where high incident reports of domestic violence exist – to continue the work of breaking the silence around the horrors of domestic violence.