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Only 159 days before the start of DVAM 2014...

Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes®/Candlelight Vigil

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. 

23rd Annual Candlelight Vigil

Join the Shelter for Help in Emergency for a special reading of the 74 names of women, children, and men who lost their lives at the hands of an abuser in the community since 1979. 
"For if enough people in enough places raise their voices for someone like me, it WILL make a difference." Anonymous

Go Purple

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.

Domestic Violence: It's Everybody's Business!

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. 

4th Annual National Call of Unity - DVAM 2013

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.

In Their Footsteps

Sarah Lawson and Help, Incorporated: Center Against Violence invite the community to attend their 3rd annual candlelight vigil and awareness program to be held on October 19th at the First Baptist Church of Madison, North Carolina. 

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Purple Light Nights Vigil

Guardian Angel Community Services invites the community to attend its Domestic Violence Awareness Month Vigil and Purple Light Nights. There will be a survivor speaking during the event and at the end of the event the building will be light in purple. 

“Silent No More”

Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV), Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (GCADV), Securus House and International Women’s House have joined together to host the 12th Annual “Silent No More” Candlelight Vigil on Wednesday, Oct. 24 in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Free and open to the public, the vigil will take place at the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Taking Back the Night

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.