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 DVAC.firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.carolinatix.org
FLYER: Click HERE.
Contact www.pals4life.org for more information.
Various dates DV in the Workplace FREE Webinars
Information and registration at www.peaceatwork.org
Please call 704-432-1568 with any questions or need for clarification.
Check out the Domestic Violence Speakers Bureau at http://DVSB.charmeck.org.
Call 704-432-1568 to reserve a Silent Witness silhouette for your event.