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Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is recognized nationally as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. One way to raise awareness is 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.

Local events include free training sessions and a candlelight vigil.  The schedule of events is online at DV Awareness Month Calendar of Events and is listed below.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month began in 1981 with the National Coalition Against Violence Day of Unity. The intent was to bring together battered women's advocates from across the country who were dedicated to ending violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became a special week when a range of activities were held at the local, state and national levels.
For more information on the effects of domestic violence in our community, call the Mecklenburg County Community Support Services Women's Commission at (704) 432-SAFE or (704)336-3210 or the United Family Services’ Shelter for Battered Women at (704) 332-25

Below is a schedule of events for the month:

10/05                    DV Lunch & Learn           
12:30 p.m.            Hal Marshall Building, Auditorium 1 & 2
                              700 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202 (map)
                              Contact for more information.

10/07                    Take Back the Night
6 p.m.                    UNCC’s Belk Tower (campus map > #13)
                              9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223 (map)
                              Contact the Office of Women’s Programs at

10/21                    Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil
5 p.m.                    Location: ImaginON®
                              300 E. Seventh St., Charlotte, NC 28202 (map)
                              Flyer: Click HERE
                              Contact Glencie with the DVAC’s Interfaith Subcommittee for more 
                              details at

10/23                    A Change is Gonna Come
6 p.m.                    CPCC’s Pease Auditorium
                              1201 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204 (map)
                              TICKETS: $20 at Pease Box Office and
                              FLYER: Click HERE.
                              Contact for more information.

Various dates         DV in the Workplace FREE Webinars
                             Information and registration at


Please call 704-432-1568 with any questions or need for clarification.

Check out the Domestic Violence Speakers Bureau at

Call 704-432-1568 to reserve a Silent Witness silhouette for your event.

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