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.
ReCARnation is donating $100 to the Domestic Violence Resource Center of NM (DVRC) for every car sold through the month of October. Join DVRC and ReCARnation for a reception to announce their partnership on Wednesday, October 1, from 1-5pm. There will be music by Trisha O’Keefe, food, beverages and raffle tickets for a chance to win a gift from Keshet Dance Company.
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.
This event will be hosted by the Rho Epsilon chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. in conjunction with a poetry slam group on campus. There will be a silence the violence step, some poetry, and a domestic violence play. Please feel free to join us at Tougaloo College in Mississippi in Ballard Hall (music building).
The purpose of Our Words is to use written word and photography to spread awareness of the emotional scars that domestic violence can cause, as well as the incredible strength and resiliency shown by survivors of violence. Participants include survivors of domestic violence and community members who wish to show their support of the cause. They will complete a prompt related to domestic violence. These statements will be displayed on a placard, and participants will be photographed holding their words. Participants may choose whether or not to show their face in the photos.
The Admirals Hockey game on October 12, 2013, will support Domestic Violence Awareness Month in colaboration with Fleet and Family Support Center Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate program and Transitions Shelter. Tickets can be purchased on the Admiral website using the code DV2013. With each ticket purchased under this code, Transitions Shelter will receive a portion of the sales.
In this two-part series, Music’s Influence on Teen Relationships, Tracy Wright from the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Maurice Hendrix, a seasoned domestic violence victim advocate from the DC Metro Area, will lead a lively discussion on music and other aspects of pop culture and how they can serve to influence teens’ decision making and outlook within their relationships.