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Only 28 days before the start of DVAM 2014...

"In Plain Sight" 7th Annual Domestic Violence Conference

 
TurnAround, Baltimore County DSS, and the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council invite the community to their 7th Annual Domestic Violence Conference, featuring Keynote Speaker Leslie Morgan Steiner, author of "Crazy Love” and a panel moderated by Tracy Brown, Executive Director of the Woman's Law Center. Morning and afternoon workshops include:
 

Love, Fear, and Longing: Building Healthy Relationships and Breaking the Silence Surrounding Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

"Love, Fear, and Longing" will be presented by Jessica Yaffa, author, speaker, and survivor. Following her presentation, there will be a victim resources discussion, including information on community resources available and what to do if you or someone you know needs help, as well as a drawing to win Jessica’s book and a goody bag. 

Taking Back the Night

M-Powerment is a program under Shaler Area High School's Youth Advocacy League that is run by students, for students. Students talk about issues that face young women daily, such as eating disorders, body image, pay equity, rape, dating violence, and abusive relationships.

"Take Back The Night" Silent March & Rally

The Silent March and Rally are dedicated to all the victims who lost their lives to domestic violence during the past 31 years in the U.S. Virgin Islands. All are encouraged to wear purple and bring a candle. The Women’s Coalition of St. Croix has organized this march and rally for 31 years on St. Croix. Visit their website, www.wcstx.org, Facebook page, www.fb.com/WCSTX or follow on Twitter, @WCSTX, for more information and updates.
 

Town Hall Meeting: State of DV in DC

DCCADV will partner with the Howard University, School of Social Work to host a Public Conversation on Domestic Violence in Washington, DC – Responding to and Preventing an Epidemic. This event will kick-off a year-long series of Roundtables with a goal of informing a Public Agenda on domestic violence in the District of Columbia. Anticipated attendees include city leaders, community members, and Howard University student. 

National Coming Out Day Town Hall

The Rainbow Response Coalition (RRC) is actively committed to informing LGBTQ people of their legal rights and ensuring that law enforcement officers respond to dating/domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking calls involving LGBTQ people appropriately. Join RRC for a town hall meeting to discuss healthy relationships and the legal options and resources available to persons in abusive or unhealthy relationships. If you have questions email aloudermilk@rainbowresponse.org

Paint the Town Purple

Paint the Town Purple is our 3rd annual domestic violence awareness month kick-off event. DCCADV staff, member programs and volunteers will be at 12 local metro stations (Anacostia, Brookland, Columbia Heights, Dupont Circle, Farragut North and West, Ft. Totten, Gallery Place, New York Avenue, Metro Center, Minnesota Avenue, Navy/Archives and U Street) sharing resources, information and purple buttons to engage the community in preventing domestic violence. If you would like to volunteer, please e-mail Andrea Gleaves at agleaves@dccadv.org

In Her Shoes Community Education

 
This educational group exercise will immerse participants in the world of domestic violence. Participants will move, think, and experience the lives of battered women. Continuing Education Credits available. 

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