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Only 2 days before the start of DVAM 2016...

Purple in the Park

The Women's Center of Beaver County invites you to attend Purple in the Park - a community presentation to raise awareness of domestic violence. Topics covered include technology safety, PFA information, self defense, child safety and survivor stories. Hot dogs, snacks and water will be offered. 

 

Throwbacktober Fest

Throwbacktober Fest is a community event with music, free food, and activities for all ages. Activities will include face painting, sack races, hop-scotch, Double Dutch, group tag, board games, card tournaments, and domino tournaments. The event will highlight domestic violence within the African American community and allow neighbors to appreciate food and fun with local law enforcement, neighbors and community advocates, in hopes of working together to collectively build on-going trust and communication in the community we proudly serve.

Shenandoah Women's Center Annual Block Party

The Shenandoah Women's Center will be hosting their annual Block Party on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Ambrose Park (behind the Martinsburg Walmart, next to the dog park). This event is designed to create awareness about domestic violence and demonstrate community support for those living with interpersonal violence. Light refreshements, kid friendly activities (with prizes for all participants), give aways and more!

"Take Back the Night" Silent March & Rally

Join us in Frederiksted town for the 35th anniversary of the "Take Back the Night" Silent March and Rally. Wear purple and bring a friend and a candle to honor the memories of those we have lost to domestic violence, to show support for survivors as they build independent, safer lives for themselves and their families and to promote the end of violence in our local and global communities. Groups are welcome. Call WCSC at (340) 773-9272 or visit our website, wcstx.org, for more information.

There's No Excuse For Abuse

On Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 9 a.m., the Orange County Domestic Violence Task Force will hold its annual awareness event and walk in Harbor Park (located in the lakefront area of Baldwin Park at the end of New Broad Street). Our theme is "There's No Excuse for Abuse."

The purpose of the event is to share resources to assist in eliminating abuse in our community. It is also a time where we remember and honor those who have lost their lives as victims of domestic violence.

Task force partners will have tents and tables present at the event. Music will be provided by a DJ.

Plus Size Wellness Launch Event I

This is an all purple affair in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month! There will be a special presentation titled "Bye Felicia! Detaching from the Security Blanket Called ‘Fat’” by Tonya Keatz-El – a plus size wellness advocate. Tonya is a domestic violence survivor and she shares how she consciously chose to gain weight and find security in fat. Event includes food, drinks, music, and vendors. This is a networking event, so bring your business cards and promotional materials!

Grundy County Take Back the Night

Please join Guardian Angel Community Services for a Take Back the Night event to help spread awareness in Grundy County in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Opening remarks to be given by Grundy County States Attorney Jason Helland. Keynote speaker is Judi Munson who will share her story of survival. For questions, please contact Sarah DeNardo at 815-941-2261 or sdenardo@gacsprograms.org

Purple Light Nights

Guardian Angel Community Services hosts the annual kickoff event for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, featuring a vigil, gathering and balloon release in honor of loved ones lost to domestic violence and in celebration of the brave survivors among us. Open to the public to raise awareness of domestic violence in our community. For more information, please contact Amirrah at 815-729-0930 ext. 1429 or aabou-youssef@gacsprograms.org

Angels Against Abuse 5K Walk & Run

Join us for the 8th Annual Angels Against Abuse 5K (AAA5K) fundraiser to end domestic violence in our community! Hosted by and benefiting Guardian Angel Community Services Programs: Groundwork & Suzy’s Caring Place. The AAA5K is fun for the whole family (dogs are welcome, too)! We will have complimentary snacks and beverages, raffle tickets, prizes, awards, awareness items for sale, and more.

FWF "Light the Night" DV Awareness Walk

Join us for Fierce Women Found Ministries' 7th Annual "Light The Night" event as we bring awareness and hope to victims of violence and trauma. Partner with us as we “Light the Night” and bring hope and healing to a hurting generation. This year's theme, “Take A Stand,” will be in honor of women of faith, women of courage and women of valor throughout our city whose tireless work and efforts to fight injustice and violence have been a voice, light and hands of hope and healing to our generation.
 

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