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.
Please join the Lincoln County Family Violence Council for their annual Candle Light Vigil. The organization will be displaying the Clothesline Project, having a balloon release, and enjoying music and dance in honoring survivors of family violence and those that have passed on.
This year, the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) challenges all of Texas to "Go Purple" and strive for a state where no woman loses her life as a result of family violence. "An iconic symbol in and of itself, the map of Texas drives much of our collective consciousness and understanding of ourselves as a state and as a people. TCFV has taken our Texas map and shaded those counties in which no fatalities occurred in the color purple. For those involved in efforts to end domestic violence, purple represents a uniting hue for the purposes of awareness and activism.
A simple way you can make a difference is to join the "Dress to Express Campaign." On Monday October 15th, Between Friends is encouraging people to wear purple to express that healthy relationships DO exist and to show their commitment to ending intimate partner abuse. While dressed in purple, Between Friends is asking people to take pictures of themselves and their coworkers and to send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to hold up a company sign or message in your photograph.