Wednesday, October 1, 2008

OCTOBER is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

As we kick of the month of October, let us remember those who have died as a result of domestic violence. Help those we know are in abusive households or situations by giving them strength through the info that they need to leave. Take part in the many events that are happening all over the country. Below is a list of some of those events. I will continue to research more. Also, don't forget to refer to the helpful links to the left. The Purple ribbon, like the pink ribbon for Breast Cancer Awareness is the symbol for Domestic Violence Awareness. Death by Domestic Violence is Intolerable. Let's Take Action! Show your support to end domestic violence by taking it to the streets!

To add your public awareness event, please send information to with Subject: AROUND THE COUNTRY.
October - Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Oct 1-31 - Cleveland, OH Purple Light NightsYour home, office, etcSponsored by the Domestic Violence Center in ClevelandView article

Oct 1 - Belleville, IL4th Annual Peace Vigil6:30 p.m., Mt Carmel Cemetery at 10101 W Main St.Sponsored by the Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois.View article

Oct 1 - Chicago, ILLight Up the Lakefront Luminaria7:30 p.m., Oak Street BeachView announcement

Oct 1 - Fort Wayne, INAnnual Flowers on the River Walk5 p.m., RiverSponsored by YWCA of NorthEast IndianaView flyer

Oct 1 - Naples, FLCourthouse Candlelight Vigil5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Collier County CourthouseSponsored by Shelter for Abused Women & ChildrenView Press Release

Oct 1 - Sacramento, CA3rd Annual Californians Uniting to End Domestic Violence: Statewide Day of Awareness11 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., West Steps of the State CapitolSponsored by California Partnership to End Domestic Violence and the Domestic Violence Interagency CollaborativeView website

Oct 2 - Somerville, NJ20th Annual Candelight Vigil6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Somerset County CourthouseSponsored by Resource Center for Women & Their FamiliesView website

Oct 2 - Charleston, WVSilent No More Demonstration & VigilDemonstration 5 p.m. - 6 p.m., Kanawha Blvd between Leon Sullivan Way & Morris StVigil & Reception 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., YWCA on Quarrier St.Sponsored by YWCA Resolve Family Abuse ProgramView website

Oct 3 - Basking Ridge, NJPurple Laces…Safer Places!3 p.m., Pleasant Valley ParkSponsored by Resource Center for Women & Their FamiliesView flyer

Oct 4 - Ketchum, IDWalk the Walk10 a.m., Ketchum Town PlazaSponsored by Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence in HaileyView article

Oct 4 - Miami, FL Personal Invite to Million Voices Campaign members!Domestic Violence Walk and Expo7:15 a.m., 16501 NE 16th Ave, North Miami Beach, FL 33162Sponsored by SafespaceView flyer

Oct 4 - New Bern, NCDV Awareness Fun Ride (motorcycle)9 a.m., 1333 S Glenburnie RdSponsored by the Coastal Women’s ShelterView website

Oct 4 - Dade City, FLWalk a Mile in Her Shoes (Mens’ march against domestic violence)6 p.m., Dade City Cruise-InSponsored by Sunrise of PascoView article

Oct 4 - Richmond, KYMusic with a Mission (Free Concert)5 p.m., The Ravine at EKUSponsored by Hope’s Wings Domestic Violence Program, Madison County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Council, EKU Department for Women and Gender Studies, Multi-Cultural Affairs and Dept. of Anthropology, Sociology, Social Work and University Book and Supply.View article
Oct 5 - Danbury, CTA Community United Against Domestic Violence Annual Walk10 a.m., Western Connecticut State University (Westside)Sponsored by Women’s CenterView website

Oct 6 - Madison, WIPurple Ribbon Walk & RallyNoon, corner of State St and MifflinSponsored by Zonta Club of MadisonView article

Oct 6 - Orlando, FLLight Up the Night6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., UCF Reflection PondSponsored by UCF Victim ServicesView website

Oct 8 - Mankato, MNCandelight Vigil6:30 p.m., MNSU fountainSponsored by MNSU Women’s CenterView website

Oct 11 - Manassas, VAFamily Matters10 a.m., Hampton InnSponsored by Big Sis & Company and PNC BankView website or informational flyer

Oct 11 - Salem, OR2008 Domestic Violence Awareness Walk/Run7 a.m., Minto Brown ParkSponsored by the Marion County Domestic Violence CouncilView flyer

Oct 14 - Philadelphia, PAListen Up: Young Artists Have Something to Say About Domestic Violence6 p.m., ArtJaz Gallery, 53N 2nd StreetSponsored by Lutheran Settlement HouseView article

Oct 14 - Westport, CTReception, Film & Discussion - Waitress6 p.m., Westport Public LibrarySponsored by Westport Domestic Violence Task ForceView website

Oct 16 - Arlington, VASilent Witness & Candlelight Vigil5:30 p.m., Women’s Memorial at Arlington National CeremonySponsored by Doorways, Ft. Myer Family Advocacy Program, and U.S. Military tributeView website

Oct 17 - Quad Cities, ILFlowers on the River5:30 p.m., Ben Butterworth ParkwaySponsored by Family ResourcesView article

Oct 18 - Newnan, GAWalk for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month4 p.m., Wadsworth Auditorium on Jefferson St.Sponsored by Community Welcome HouseView website

Oct 19 - Newburyport, MAWalk Against Violence & Dorothy ’s Run 5K11 a.m., Bartlet MallSponsored by Jeanne Geiger Crisis CenterView Article

Oct 19 - Philadelphia, PAFestival of Hope1 p.m., Clark Park (43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue)Sponsored by Lutheran Settlement HouseView announcement

Oct 19 - Succasunna, NJAnna’s Run/Walk to Stop Domestic Violence7:15 a.m., 72 Eeyland AveSponsored by Ralph’s Runners and Roxbury Field of DreamsView flyer

Oct 23 - Dade City, FL12th Annual Candlelight Vigil6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Florida Hospital Zephyrhills (west lawn)Sponsored by Sunrise of PascoView website

Oct 26 - Virginia Beach,De-feet Domestic Violence Walk1 p.m., 24th Street Park and BoardwalkSponsored by Samaritan HouseView website

Oct 27 - Immokalee, FLChildren’s March on Main (including children’s fair)6 p.m. - 7 p.m., Main StreetSponsored by Shelter for Abused Women & ChildrenView Press Release

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