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Only 293 days before the start of DVAM 2017...

Remember My Name Poetry Slam and Open Mic

The Fort Worth National Poetry Slams will host a special tribute to women survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault called Remember My Name. Its sole purpose is to invite poets to share their work during an open mic format to promote social awareness about domestic violence via the powerfully passionate display of performance poetry and spokenword. This event will be held in the safe space that is the Dock Bookshop and is hosted by Mike Guinn-MSW, a renowned social activist, poet, and author who has been highly succesful in coordinating emotion fused events that fuel social awarenes

Domestic Violence Awareness Community Event

Delta Sigma Theta holds “Voices of Violets" - Domestic Violence Awareness Community Event. The South Broward Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, in conjunction with Women in Distress of Broward County and the Miramar Police Department, will hold a Domestic Violence Awareness Community Event on Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Broward College-West Campus, 1930 SW 145th Avenue, in Miramar. This event is free and open to the public.

Twisted Love: Dating Violence Exposed

Presentation of two videos from In the Mix, the national PBS weekly series for teens, exposing the truth about abusive relationships and how to combat it. Panel discussion to follow.

Your Life Matters, Stop the Violence!

Zion Baptist Church invites you to a Domestic Violence Awareness Seminar/Breakfast on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. The event includes survivor speakers and advocates, a seminar titled "A Fashion Affair” and clothing resale, with all proceeds going towards victims of domestic violence. Every attendee will add one chalk egg with known victims name to one large vase. There will also be gifts and giveaways! 

Girls for Gender Equity: Centering Girls of Color within the Racial and Gender Justice Movement of the 21st Century

Get inspired and activated as Joanne N. Smith, Founder and Executive Director of Girls for Gender Equity and Kelly Miller, Executive Director of the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence, share their radical and visionary approaches to promoting racial and gender justice and the critical importance it has to addressing and preventing domestic and sexual violence. Register for this free webinar at https://bwjp.ilinc.com/register/kfctzjm

Keeping Your Cup Full: Self-Care is Essential to Trauma Informed Advocacy

This October, the Domestic Violence Awareness Project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence is building upon conversations from 2015 around Awareness + Action = Social Change by offering key awareness activities and action steps for propelling us forward together.

Annual Women's Self Defense Workshop

This is an annual self defense workshop for youth and women 13 years old and over. You will learn tools for self awareness, self empowerment and self defense. This class has been put on for over twenty years by Tommy Williams and his staff of female defensive tactics instructors.

Plus Size Wellness Launch Event I

This is an all purple affair in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month! There will be a special presentation titled "Bye Felicia! Detaching from the Security Blanket Called ‘Fat’” by Tonya Keatz-El – a plus size wellness advocate. Tonya is a domestic violence survivor and she shares how she consciously chose to gain weight and find security in fat. Event includes food, drinks, music, and vendors. This is a networking event, so bring your business cards and promotional materials!

NCADV National Conference: Voices United

Join advocates, victims, survivors, and allies for this critical domestic violence conference! 

Voices United will bring together domestic violence experts from across the nation to address various issues that intersect. Topics will include, but are not limited to: advanced victim advocacy, system response, best practices in victim service delivery, institutionalized systems as well as emerging issues such as the intersection between guns and domestic violence. Exceptional and inspirational speakers and panels are already being confirmed.

FWF "Light the Night" DV Awareness Walk

Join us for Fierce Women Found Ministries' 7th Annual "Light The Night" event as we bring awareness and hope to victims of violence and trauma. Partner with us as we “Light the Night” and bring hope and healing to a hurting generation. This year's theme, “Take A Stand,” will be in honor of women of faith, women of courage and women of valor throughout our city whose tireless work and efforts to fight injustice and violence have been a voice, light and hands of hope and healing to our generation.
 

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