Hear from performers featured in the book and participate in the open mic surrounding the issues of abuse and unhealthy relationships. All book proceeds benefit TurnAround, a local non-profit serving victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Sponsored by MICA’s Office of Residence Life.
The Hopevale Church invites the community to attend an event showcasing the tradition of art as a voice for domestic violence survivors. The church lobby will be transformed into an art gallery featuring “The Shoe Exhibit.” Guests will be able to see how art promotes healing for victims of violence. There will be a vigil honoring Saginaw County's homicide victims of domestic violence and a balloon release as a symbol of lost souls. One community member will be honored for their outstanding work while helping victims and for raising awareness about what the community can do to help.
DAIP will host a Harvest Open House and Silent Art Auction on October 24 from 4-7 p.m. Hot beverages and seasonal treats will be served, and survivors will speak and perform music. Guests will be able to bid on wonderful pieces of locally-made art. All proceeds benefit the Duluth Family Visitation Center. The Duluth Family Visitation Center serves families who have experienced domestic violence by providing a safe space for building and maintaining the parent-child relationship.
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.
A Candlelight Vigil will be held in honor of victims and survivors of domestic violence. Clothesline, silent witnesses, and more will be on location to represent the tragic affects domestic violence has on it's victims. In lieu of candles, we will be releasing floating lanterns into the night sky at the end of our vigil to represent the lives lost to domestic violence.