This is a time to raise awareness by holding events in memory of those who have lost their lives at the hands of their abusers. It is also a time to celebrate all survivors of intimate partner violence.
Here are some local events taking place in the area that you can participate in.
Thank you for lending a voice for those that cannot always speak for themselves.
What is Domestic Violence?
2012 DV-related homicides
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
10/02 12:00 N Mecklenburg County Judicial Candidates’ Forum on DV
presented by the Domestic Violence Advocacy Council (DVAC)
UNCC Center City Building Auditorium
320 East 9th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Contact Kelly Coyne at 704-367-2706 or KCoyne@ufsclt.org
10/04 6:30 PM Interfaith DV Candlelight Vigil
Beatties Ford Regional Library
2412 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28216
Contact Glencie for more details at Glencie01@aol.com
10/05 7:30 PM Beards BeCAUSE Clean Shaven Kickoff
NoDa Brewing Company
2229 North Davidson Street
Charlotte, NC 28205
Click HERE for event details
Register HERE to be a Grower, Bearded Lady, or a FUNRazor!
Proceeds to benefit the United Family Services' Shelter
for Battered Women
10/06 6:30 PM Cruise for Change
Benefit Cruise & Silent Auction
Queens Landing, Mooresville
$60 per person
TICKETS: Call 704-367-2799
Cruise ticket includes heavy hors d'ourves, one hour open bar,
dancing & a spectacular silent auction.
10/08 14th Annual ASIS #65 Golf Tournament
8:30 A / 10:00 A Registration / Range Shotgun Start
presented by the Greater Charlotte Chapter of ASIS International
Tega Cay Golf Club
$95 Per player (cart & fees, lunch & dinner buffet, awards)
Proceeds benefitting Mecklenburg County Community Support
Services Women's Commission.
Please call or email Thomas Vidak at 704-301-6084 or
10/10 2:00 PM Roundtable Discussion:
Men of Faith Working to End Violence Against Women
A conversation moderated by Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune
presented by the Faith Trust Institute
Having male allies and leaders in the work to end violence
against women is crucial. The Faith Trust Institute has
invited three colleagues to reflect as men of faith on why
they work to end gender‐based violence and how they
engage other men to join in this work.
Register online > Click HERE
10/11 7:00 PM “Creating Safe Schools and Communities - Confronting
Issues of Bullying and Violence Among Teen Males”
presented by Charlotte AHEC, in conjunction with
the Children’s Home Society of NC & their Wise Guys Program
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Conference Center
3400 Beatties Ford Road • Charlotte, NC 28216
Author and national speaker, James Garbarino, PhD, will
focus on how the social system of the school and community
plays a decisive role in the process of bullying, sexual
harassment, and emotional violence in the lives of children
NO REGISTRATION NEEDED!
First come - First seated
If specific question, please email Kate Patton,
Education Specialist, Charlotte AHEC at
10/13 8:00 AM Steps for Change
2nd Annual Domestic Violence Walk & 5k Run
presented by CMPD, Mecklenburg County District Attorney's
Office & United Family Services
Alexander Graham Middle School Track
1800 Runnymede Lane, Charlotte, NC
$10 Registration Fee
Pre-Register at www.unitedfamilyservices.org
Proceeds to benefit the United Family Services' Shelter for
10/20 10:00 AM PEARLS
(Positive Encouragement And Renewal Ladies Series)
A Domestic Violence Awareness Charity Event
presented by hip chick photography in partnership with the
Domestic Violence Speakers Bureau
5700 Executive Center Dr., Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28212
Survivor stories presented through photography and other
art forms. Activities include Zumba, self-defense classes,
motivational speakers, pampering sessions, music, dancing &
Contact Sandra Guynes at 704-817-8793 for more information.
10/29 No Way Out But One (trailer)
8:00 & 11:00 PM The Discovery Channel
Check with your Cable provider for local listings
The film tells the amazing story of Holly Collins, the
first American woman to be granted asylum by the
Dutch government on grounds of domestic violence.
10/01 - 10/31 Toiletry Drive
Sponsored by The Graduate Social Work Association of
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Benefitting the clients of United Family Services’ Shelter for
Please donate full sized products such as: Shampoo,
Conditioner, Lotion, Liquid soap, Toothpaste, Deodorant,
Baby wipes & Bar soaps
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-332-9034
11/03 12:00 N N'Rich The Soul
A day of Arts, Culture and Inspiration
Little Rock Community Development Center
401 N. Myers St., Charlotte, NC 28204
$20 at www.NRICHTHESOUL.EventBrite.com
Proceeds assisting local domestic violence services
Presented by Autograph Entertainment
Please call 704-432-1568 with any questions or need for clarification.
Need help with your event?
Check out the Domestic Violence Speakers Bureau to arrange a speaker at your event.
Call 704-432-1568 to reserve a Silent Witness silhouette for your event.
Call 704-432-1568 today for help with your event.