October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The month-long observance provides an opportunity to raise awareness and educate our community on the pattern of abusive behaviors that many women and men endure while also celebrating the survivors of domestic violence. Purple Out is a regional event that brings together domestic violence first responders to promote awareness by wearing purple on a designated day in October. The color purple symbolizes courage, persistence, honor, and the commitment to ending domestic violence.
Please join Masada Tactical and CHANA for our 7th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month FREE Self-defense class. Learn a little about domestic violence in our community, resources in our neighborhoods, and learn a lot of different tools and techniques to protect your body. This class is free and open to women and teens of all ages and physical abilities. Come to snack and socialize, and leave knowing how to help a survivor of domestic violence. Kosher light refreshments will be provided. Please bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing.
Join us as we celebrate the founding of this God-birthed ministry and all our Fierce Women 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, “Esteeming the Esthers,” 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.
Join us in Sugar Land Town Center during the Giving Spirits Concert Series featuring the award-winning Zip Dagger Band. We will have resource tables, awareness materials and displays available. A candlelight vigil will be held at the closing of the concert. Help us spread awareness concerning domestic violence and dating abuse. Let’s raise our voices and end the silence on violence!
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.
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.
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.
On Saturday, October 11, 2014, 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). 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. This is a city/police department hosted event.