On the evening of October 3rd, Hope Rising will join the nation in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness month by recognizing the victims of Domestic Violence in Collin County with a Candlelight Vigil on the lawn of the McKinney Performing Arts Center.
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.
Join the Family Resource Center for their March & Candlelight Vigil on October 24, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. March from the Emancipation Garden, up Government Hill, in front of the Legislature Building and back to the park. There will be singing, original poetry reading and a Candlelight Vigil to remember those who have died as a result of domestic violence.
Please join Betty Griffin House for a candlelight vigil on Thursday, October 3, 2013, at 7:00pm in the Plaza de la Constitucion, St. Augustine, as they honor survivors of domestic violence and the women, men and children who were murdered in St. Johns County in acts of domestic Violence.
In partnership with Elon University, Family Abuse Services is facilitating a Walk A Mile in Her Shoes® event to increase awareness about the issue of domestic violence and to celebrate survivors and the coming together of men and women toward the eradication of domestic and dating violence. As the Walk wraps up, a candlelight vigil will be hosted to honor victims of domestic violence whose lives have been lost.
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.
This is an event at a university campus that is bringing people from the community together to raise awareness about domestic violence and honor those who have been affected by it. There will be a survivor sharing her story, as well as a reading of all the names of women in Texas who were killed by their intimate partner in the past year. There will be a speaker talking about the impact of domestic violence, as well as prayers, songs and a time of sharing afterwards, especially for those victims or survivors who may need to talk to someone.
On this free 45-minute call, several national organizations, governmental agencies, local domestic violence programs, advocates, allies, survivors and their family and friends gather together to connect and refocus our efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault. Each year, callers dial in to join the call and listen together in counseling centers, domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, meeting rooms, at school, at home, and at many other gatherings.