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Only 12 days before the start of DVAM 2014...

Zumbathon® Event

 
 
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Casa de Esperanza is sponsoring a Zumbathon Event for community members to come together, join the party, and take a stand against domestic violence. This event will include 90 minutes of Zumba offered by certified instructors, as well as a 30-minute presentation on domestic violence awareness and healthy communities. It is a free event, but optional donations of household and/or personal items for families staying at the shelter are accepted. 
 

Brunch to Raise Awareness

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence doesn't discriminate. It can happen to you, to your parent or child, sibling or friend. Temple Beth David Sisterhood invites you to examine this important issue with guest speaker, Stephanie Domurat from Human Options, an Orange County, CA-based agency that provides safe haven and life changing programs to help abused women, their children and families rebuild their lives – and works with the community to break the cycle of domestic violence.

Surviving Domestic Violence

Local survivor of domestic violence, Rebecca Leo, will be talking about how she survived extreme abuse and reading passages from her recently published memoir-based novel, The Flaws That Bind. The book takes place largely in Jamaica, West Indies. She will then answer questions and monitor a discussion about combatting and preventing these insidious crimes. Signed copies of her book will be available for purchase. A portion of proceeds are donated to local women's resource centers. 

Purple Light Nights

Don't miss this unique awareness event at our new location (Joliet Area Historical Museum, Rooftop) to kickoff Domestic Violence Awareness Month! The event is free and open to the public and will include vigil gathering, guest speaker, survivor stories, and more. 

2014 Take Back the Night Silent March and Rally

Join us to honor the memories of loved ones lost to domestic violence and to raise awareness of efforts to end violence and assist victims and survivors on St. Croix. Wear purple or a t-shirt with artwork dedicated to your loved one. We will walk the streets of Frederiksted in silence to rally together at the waterfront. Call the Women's Coalition of St. Croix at (340)773-9272 for more information.

Remember My Name

This event will take place at the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame in Lansing. Partners include: MSU Safe Place, Capital Area Response Effort, Lansing Police Department, EVE, and the Women's Center of Greater Lansing. 
 

"Get Out" Impact Day 2014 Conference

The Metropolitan Dallas Alumnae Chaper of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and The Theta Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. presents "Get Out" Impact Day 2014 Conference focused on domestic violence. The event will have 4 adult classes, one men's only class, and one youth focused class for teens 13-17. 
 
The topics to be discussed will be:

Raising Queens Table Talk

In Observance of Teen Dating Violence Month, An Earthly Embrace Inc. is conducting "Raising Queens Table Talk." This  is a round table designed for girls ages 13-18. There will be various break out sessions and a workshop lead by Queen Afi of Domestic Violence Wears Many Tags.
 
Discussions will include:
Healthy relationship vs. unhealthy relationship
Definition of abuse
Warning signs of being abused and the abuser
 
Special Guest Speakers:
Mayor Jacqueline Goodall
Queen Afi of Domestic Violence Wears Many Tags
 

Together We Can

Join us for an evening of discussion, art, and engagement. Together, we can create a healthier, more respectful future for Sitka!

Harvest Open House

DAIP will host a Harvest Open House and Silent Art Auction on October 24 from 4-7 p.m. Hot beverages and seasonal treats will be served, and survivors will speak and perform music. Guests will be able to bid on wonderful pieces of locally-made art. All proceeds benefit the Duluth Family Visitation Center. The Duluth Family Visitation Center serves families who have experienced domestic violence by providing a safe space for building and maintaining the parent-child relationship. 

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