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OCTOBER – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH ACTIVITIES

02 Oct

By Terry Loving

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Another foundation that shares the month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – both causes are equally important.

The first awareness month was in Oct. 1987, which is the same year the national toll-free hotline began. The month was created out of the first Day of Unity observed in Oct. 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The Day of Unity grew into a week of activities to spread awareness of domestic violence.

This post is dedicated to listing events and links that highlight activities going on this month. For the most part, the events happen yearly. If there is an important event that you would like to add to this post, please feel free to do so in the comment section. The list will be updated when I find more useful links.

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REMEMBER AND ACT!

Click here to submit a name for the Remember My Name project electronically.

THE REMEMBER AND ACT VIRTUAL MEMORIAL: 1996-2008

NCADV honors those who have lost their lives to domestic violence. Please click here to enter the memorial.

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GRU, SafeHomes kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month

“It’s so often that (domestic violence victims) leave everything behind,” she said. “We don’t want to just house them and put them back out there.”

“We want to give them the tools and the things they need to be independent and self-sufficient.”

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Save lives and help the environment–donate your unwanted cell phones and digital electronics to NCADV.

Accepted Items:
• Any cell phone in any condition and their accessories (most wanted: Iphones and Blackberries, but we will take what you have!)
• Laptops
• Mp3 Players
• Digital Cameras
• Video Game Systems

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month Kicks Off At LOVE Park

“City Council Members were presented with an award for their successful efforts to open another shelter to help the thousands in this situation. That 100 bed shelter is set to open in the spring. Verizon has donated equipment and funds over the years.”

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Domestic Violence Awareness Project Events

A listing of events in different areas of the US.

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Futures Without ViolenceMonth Events

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Good and bad news in Jacksonville area as Domestic Violence Awareness Month launches

Dan Scanlan: (904) 359-4549

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH EVENTS AND INFORMATION:

Here are some of the October events in the area to promote Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

■ A “Take Back the Night” March and Candlelight Vigil was Tuesday at the University of North Florida.

■ 19th annual Barbara Ann Campbell Memorial Breakfast, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel, www.hubbardhouse.org.

Thrill the World, 9 p.m. Oct. 26, an attempt to break the record for zombies dancing to “Thriller,” www.thrilltheworld.com.

■ Quigley House Purple Ribbon Golf Tournament, 1 p.m. Oct. 17, Fleming Island Golf Club, 2260 Town Center Blvd., www.quigleyhouse.org.

■ Micah’s Place Appreciation and Awareness Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Fernandina Beach Golf Course, 2800 Bill Melton Road, www.micahsplace.org.

■ Betty Griffin House Candlelight Vigil, 7 p.m. Thursday, St. Augustine’s Plaza de la Constitucion

■ Betty Griffin House Runway to Safety Fashion Show, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 29, Marriott Sawgrass, 1000 PGA Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, www.bettygriffinhouse.org.

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Women In Distress of Broward County, INC

  • Clerk of Courts“Be Aware” event 11:30am – 1:00pm Topic: “Stalking” to be held in the Jury Room at  201 SE 6th St. for more information & RSVP please contact Tgreen@browardclerk.org.
  • Florida Bar Association – “Domestic Violence CLE” 8:15am – 4:45pm on Wednesday, October 9th at the Hyatt Pier 66 in Ft. Lauderdale. For more information contact the Florida Bar Association. Click here.
  • Jewish Federation of Broward – Luncheon & Fashion Show – Sunday, October 20th, 2013 for the 8th Annual KOLOT Luncheon & Fashion Show at the Signature Grand, Davie. Click here for more information.
  • NOVA University – Documentary Screening and Q&A titled “No Way Out But One” from 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm & 5:30 pm-7:30 pm on Wednesday, October 23rd in Knight Auditorium located in the DeSantis Building.  Click here for more information.
  • General Federation of Women’s Clubs – “United Against Domestic Violence” A Taste of Italy Event” to be held at Gino’s Italian Market, Friday, October 25th at 7:00 pm- 5729 Johnson Street, Hollywood, FL. Mozzarella making demo, pasta stations, wine tasting, and more. Click here for more Information.

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Events planned for Domestic Violence Awareness month

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Mecklenburg County  NC Women’s Commission

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VIGIL

The Annual Candlelight Vigil will be held 6:15p, Thurs., Oct. 24th, 2013 at John Dam Plaza in Richland, WA.

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VIGIL EVENTS

Candlelight Vigil  – Melrose Alliance Against Violence

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The Children’s Advocacy Center

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YWCA DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH ACTIVITIES

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Domestic Violence Vigil Set for October 8

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Empowerment Weekend Offers Domestic Violence Victims ‘SAFE’ Events This Month

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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Official Walk Event Calendar

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Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence

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Upcoming Trainings, Webinars and Events Around the Country

Walk for the cure left footThis image © BritLivie-Handcrafted-Jewels 2013

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Shelter organizes domestic violence awareness events

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South Carolina Department of Social Services

APPROVED BATTERER INTERVENTION PROGRAMS

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WOMEN AGAINST ABUSE – Advocacy In Action

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MEN-CAN © Rally hosted by Lutheran Settlement House

October 05, 2013 at 10:30 am – Freedom Christian Bible Fellowship Church at 6100 West Columbia Ave. Phila. PA, 19151

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SAFE HOMES of Orange County

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A SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUEThis image © BritLivie-Handcrafted-Jewels 2013

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2 responses to “OCTOBER – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH ACTIVITIES

  1. ssofdv

    October 11, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence –
    Thursday, October 17, 2013
    [Time]
    7:00pm

    [Where]
    Gazebo in Decatur Square
    [Description]
    Join us for our 22nd Annual Candlelight Vigil commemorating Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This event honors those lost, celebrates those who have survived, and asks our community to renew their dedication to ending violence against women. More information coming soon.

    WOMAN’S RESOURCE CENTER To End Domestic Violence (Atlanta, GA)
    24-hour hotline – 404.688.9436
    http://www.wrcdv.org/

     
  2. Finding Hope's Sunshine

    March 3, 2014 at 9:06 am

    You might like to look at the page on my blog The Beauty of Brokenness. Be blessed today. Meghan

     

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