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Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and there are many opportunities to participate.
October 16, 2006

Charlotte, NC – October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Domestic Violence Advocacy Council, led by the Mecklenburg County Women's Commission and local advocates, is focusing this year's events on child safety, men's involvement and how the church and domestic violence service providers can help each other.

October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Domestic Violence Advocacy Council, led by the Mecklenburg County Women's Commission and local advocates, is focusing this year's events on child safety, men's involvement and how the church and domestic violence service providers can help each other.

October 19
5:15 p.m.
"A White Ribbon March"
Men stepping up to help stop violence against women
Trade & Tryon Streets
For further information:
Call Donavan Grant at 704-336-4627 or Mike Sexton at 704-432-1568.
For more details on the White Ribbon Campaign go to www.whiteribbon.ca

5:15 p.m."A White Ribbon March"Men stepping up to help stop violence against womenTrade & Tryon StreetsFor further information: Call Donavan Grant at 704-336-4627 or Mike Sexton at 704-432-1568.For more details on the White Ribbon Campaign go to

October 22
6 p.m.
"I Need You to Survive"
Candlelight Vigil & Memorial
presented by the DVAC Interfaith Committee
Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
7237 Tuckaseegee Road
FREE
For more information call Marage Romeo Blakeney at 704-943-6765 or Mike Sexton at 704-432-1568

6 p.m."I Need You to Survive"Candlelight Vigil & Memorial presented by the DVAC Interfaith CommitteeMt. Carmel Baptist Church 7237 Tuckaseegee RoadFREEFor more information call Marage Romeo Blakeney at 704-943-6765 or Mike Sexton at 704-432-1568

October 25
5 p.m. (Networking)
5:30 p.m. (Dinner)
6 p.m. (Program)
Women's Agenda Assembly
Hal Marshall County Services Center
700 North Tryon Street
$12 in advance or $15 at the door
For more information, call Debbie Guilbault at 704-336-4309

5 p.m. (Networking)5:30 p.m. (Dinner)6 p.m. (Program)Women's Agenda AssemblyHal Marshall County Services Center 700 North Tryon Street$12 in advance or $15 at the doorFor more information, call Debbie Guilbault at 704-336-4309

October 26
Noon - 1 p.m.
Food For Thought: RAVE, Religion and Violence eLearning
Presenter: Dr. Nancy Nason-Clark, PhD
Come and hear how every pastor and every congregation can be part of the solution to abuse.
Mecklenburg Ministries hosts these lunchtime discussions twice a month about issues that affect our community. http://www.meckmin.org
Covenant Presbyterian Church
1000 E. Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC 28204
For further information call Maria Hanlin at 704-347-2404 or Mike Sexton at 704-432-1568

Noon - 1 p.m.Food For Thought: RAVE, Religion and Violence eLearningPresenter: Dr. Nancy Nason-Clark, PhDCome and hear how every pastor and every congregation can be part of the solution to abuse. Mecklenburg Ministries hosts these lunchtime discussions twice a month about issues that affect our community. Covenant Presbyterian Church1000 E. Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC 28204For further information call Maria Hanlin at 704-347-2404 or Mike Sexton at 704-432-1568

October 27
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Search For Accountability II
Following a domestic violence case from the Church through the Mecklenburg County Court System
CMPD Training Academy
1770 Shopton Road
FREE
For more information or to register call Mike Sexton at 704-432-1568.

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.The Search For Accountability IIFollowing a domestic violence case from the Church through the Mecklenburg County Court SystemCMPD Training Academy1770 Shopton RoadFREEFor more information or to register call Mike Sexton at 704-432-1568.

The schedule is also available at the Web site http://dvac.charmeck.org. The Domestic Violence Advocacy Council is a group of committee members dedicated to eliminating domestic violence in our community. For more information on the effects of domestic violence in our community, call the Mecklenburg County Women's Commission at 704-336-3210 or the Shelter for Battered Women at 704-332-2513.




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