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

"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.

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!

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.
 

For Our Daughters: Breaking The Cycle of Domestic Violence Through The Arts

For Our Daughters is an annual signature benefit concert in October featuring local artists coming together to be inspired and break the cycle of domestic and teen dating violence through creativity and positivity. My name is Chi ("like the tea") Mathias Reed, and I use my voice to inspire, empower, and transform lives, as a Visionary, Spokeswoman & 2x Champion Overcomer of domestic violence.

Purple Ribbon Campaign

Safe Nest invites you to participate in our Purple Ribbon Campaign, starting October 3, 2016 and running until the end of the month. We are hoping to engage the greater Las Vegas community in getting involved in raising awareness to end domestic violence. Community partners that would like to participate are going to be given a packet with information designed to raise awareness and allow the business to show support for survivors of domestic violence. Additionally, we will be making sponsored social media posts that businesses can post on their official social media pages. 

It Happens In Church Too: Confronting Domestic Violence in the Christian Community

This event will focus on the problem of domestic violence in the Christian community. Women from churches in Westchester County, New York have been invited to attend. Speakers include representatives from the Westchester County District Attorney's office, local shelters for women escaping violence, and survivors of domestic violence. Admission is free; lunch will be served. 

Painting Afternoon

Sip and Paint fundraiser to promote awareness for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, benefitting non-profit DV agency and safe-house, Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center (EBCC). $35 includes all supplies, plus complimentary beverage and snack. Join us in for a fun afternoon painting your own masterpiece! A portion of your $35 will be donated directly to EBCC. Thank you for your support!

The Color Purple

Fight the Flight, Inc. presents: "There's No Excuse...Eliminate the Abuse" on October 17, 2015 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Join us for a mid-morning event and let the world know where we stand. Wear your purple hair and take a stand and sign the oath! Pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.

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