In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Casa de Esperanza is sponsoring a Zumbathon Event for community members to come together, join the party, and take a stand against domestic violence. This event will include 90 minutes of Zumba offered by certified instructors, as well as a 30-minute presentation on domestic violence awareness and healthy communities. It is a free event, but optional donations of household and/or personal items for families staying at the shelter are accepted.
On October 9th, Chefs Take a Stand will return to our nation’s capital! The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is once again partnering with some of DC’s finest women chefs and mixologists to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). VAWA is truly groundbreaking legislation and has been making a positive difference in the lives of victims since 1994.
SAVE THE DATE: Join us as we celebrate our 6th Annual "Light The Night" Speak Out Against Violence Event, including Project Clothesline, Voices of the Soul Art/Spoken Word Display, Community March and Fundraiser. For more information on Fierce Woman Found Ministries, visit our website at www.fiercewomanministries.com or email Executive Director, Pastor Michelle Soto at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling all shoppers! Ten Thousand Villages, a fair trade store featuring unique, handmade items from around the world, is hosting a “Women Against Abuse Day” on October 13 from 12:00pm to 5pm. The store at 1122 Walnut Street, in Center City Philadelphia, will donate 15% of Sunday’s net sales to Women Against Abuse.
Speak Your Peace Against Domestic Violence invites the community to join them for a night of music and dancing on Friday, October 25 at 7:30pm at the Astor Hotel in Milwaukee, WI. The program includes speakers, poets, and survivors with a strong male focus. The keynote speaker, hosts, DJ and live band are all males. There will also be a presentation of men who stand against domestic violence.
Join Long Island Yoga Center for Yoga/Meditation Class with a theme of Ahimsa, which in yoga means non violence, a way of honoring oneself and others, building selfworth and establishing boundries. Come back to center - in support of The Retreat, domestic violence agency. Cost of class is $20 of which 70% will be donated to The Retreat. The Retreat's services include shelter, hotline, counseling, advocacy, prevention education and community outreach. Long Island Yoga Center is located at 170 East Main Street, Babylon, NY 11702.
The ASPCA estimates that up to 48% of women stay in abusive situations longer because they fear for the safety and well-being of their pets. Additionally, pets that live in domestic violence situations are 11 times more likely to be abused as well. Unfortunately, because very few domestic violence shelters can accommodate pets, victims face the terrible decision of either leaving their pets in a dangerous environment, or giving up their furry loved ones. Brighter Tomorrows is acutely aware of this gap in domestic violence services and the emotional toll it can take on our clients.
Power, Inc. is hosting a fundraiser, "Sound of Power," featuring John E. Lawrence and music director of "The Temptations" Al McKenzie performing "Motown Hits and Jazz". All proceeds of this event concert will go to support Power, Inc. in their mission to assist women in rebuliding their lives. Tickets can be purchased at (www.powerclf.org). In lieu of tickets, you can visit the Power, Inc. website to make your tax deductible donation.
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.
Eleven survivors will be featured models at M.U.J.E.R.’s first annual Catwalk of Courage. They will briefly share their stories of courage through video testimonials prior to their walk down the runway. The event will also include a cocktail reception and hors d'oeuvres in celebration of the survivors courage and commitment to telling their story and spreading awareness about sexual and domestic violence.