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Only 292 days before the start of DVAM 2018...

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.
 

The Intersectionality of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Substance Abuse

There is a strong correlation between domestic violence/sexual assault and alcohol/other drug use – and correlation does not equal cause/effect nor does it define personal responsibility. Domestic violence/sexual assault offender and survivor alcohol and other drug use/abuse will be central to this discussion. The audience will be provided with a primmer regarding perpetrator tactics, strategies, and core beliefs which hold the perpetrator accountable for abusive/assaultive behaviors while maintaining and promoting survivor safety.

For Our Daughters: Breaking The Cycle of Domestic Violence Through The Arts

For Our Daughters is an annual signature benefit concert in October featuring local artists coming together to be inspired and break the cycle of domestic and teen dating violence through creativity and positivity. My name is Chi ("like the tea") Mathias Reed, and I use my voice to inspire, empower, and transform lives, as a Visionary, Spokeswoman & 2x Champion Overcomer of domestic violence.

7th National Call of Unity: Healing the Heart of the Movement

Join us on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 3:00pm eastern as we commemorate the beginning of the National Domestic Violence Awareness Month with the National Call of Unity! On this annual, free 45-minute call, we intend to lift up resiliency and wellness as a transformative response to the violence and trauma experienced by our communities. The Call of Unity will bring together national organizers, government officials, advocates, and survivors to talk about the ways we can achieve lasting healing and justice, through transformative social change. 

Health Cares About Domestic Violence (HCADV) Day

Health Cares About Domestic Violence (HCADV) Day reaches healthcare and advocacy partners with information about the critical importance of universal education to promote healthy relationships, address the health impact of abuse and offer warm referrals to domestic violence programs.

There are many activities you can organize to engage your colleagues, clients and the public on this topic, such as:

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