The Sexuality, Women & Gender Project (SWG) invites the community for an event in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), taking place at Teachers College on October 17th from 6-9pm. A panel discussion on the role of gender and culture in domestic/intimate partner violence will be followed by a wine reception. This is a complimentary event, but RSVP is required as space is limited. Please wear purple this day to Teachers College in solidarity of DVAM and in particular to the event!
"Join us for Love, Sex and Lies: an Intimacy Check-Up! This screening event for intimate partner violence is in its 7th year on the Auraria campus, engaging more than 1000 students, faculty and staff in conversations about healthy (and unhealthy) relationships and providing vital resources to people in need. As an added bonus, every participant gets free pizza and a chair massage! The event is designed to be a proactive tool to prevent future incidents of violence through education and support.
This annual report is sponsored by the Syracuse Area Domestic & Sexual Violence Coalition. Come hear a list of accomplishments, legislative updates, community partnerships, priorities for the upcoming year and stories by survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago will be providing free, high-quality information, advice and resources to the general public. Information being provided include how to properly fill out an order of protection, where to go for help, and actions that warrant obtaining an order of protection. Presenters will also discuss the cycle of domestic violence, signs of abuse, and steps to end an abusive relationship.
Every Wednesday in October, the Shelter for Help in Emergency will host a Brown Bag Lunch from 12noon to 1pm. Speakers from across the state will come to present a brief educational presentation highlighting a specific issue faced by domestic violence victims and their children. All are open to the public; we encourage you to bring your lunch and take part in these informative discussions.
TurnAround, Baltimore County DSS, and the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council invite the community to their 7th Annual Domestic Violence Conference, featuring Keynote Speaker Leslie Morgan Steiner, author of "Crazy Love” and a panel moderated by Tracy Brown, Executive Director of the Woman's Law Center. Morning and afternoon workshops include:
Domestic violence is everyone's business. Events With A Purpose and The Black Women's Empowerment League are hosting their first annual Domestic Violence Awareness Conference. The purpose of this conference is to raise awareness about domestic violence, to address, discuss and respond to this silent crime that is often too uncomfortable to talk about, and to give organizations assisting victims and survivors and those working on violence prevention an opportunity to come together to share their expertise and experience.
"Love, Fear, and Longing" will be presented by Jessica Yaffa, author, speaker, and survivor. Following her presentation, there will be a victim resources discussion, including information on community resources available and what to do if you or someone you know needs help, as well as a drawing to win Jessica’s book and a goody bag.