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Mailing Address:

Community Support Services 700 N. Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28202

Office Location:

Hal Marshall Services Center 700 N. Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28202

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M - F

Contact

CSS Communications
704-432-7233

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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?      
2014 DV-related homicides      

BOOK COVER Magazine highlights local survivors in their October edition.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS  

(this Calendar is fluid and changing every day)
09/21 3p-8p

Queen City Gospel Fest 
MARSHALL PARK
The Queen City Gospel Fest is a FREE, multicultural community event that provides Christian entertainment with area and national professional artists. Local survivors of domestic violence to share their stories. 
WEBSITE http://bit.ly/1s5znKM  
FACEBOOK PAGE > http://on.fb.me/1oDRlvT 
DETAILS > GospelFest flyer.jpgFLYER  

09/26 8:30a Evidence Gathering In DV Cases featuring John Guard
CMPD TRAINING ACADEMY 
This training will help improve a community’s response to domestic violence as well as provide techniques that can be deployed as an effective strategy to address a number of other crimes that law enforcement officers around this state are asked to address.  Although this training comes from a criminal justice perspective, it is recommended that all disciplines be encouraged to attend. 
REGISTER by email to DVAC.Charlotte@gmail.com 
DETAILS > Evidence_gathering_in_Domestic_Violence_Cases_Training_9.pdfFLYER 
10/02 6:30p Candlelight Vigil for statewide victims of domestic violence
BEATTIES FORD ROAD REGIONAL LIBRARY
"Breaking The Chains"
Sponsored by Beauty for Ashes Ministry, Inc., Your Extended Support Systems and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
DETAILS > Rev. Glencie Rhedrick at 980-202-9866 or 
Rev. Marguerite Lee at 704-596-0644
DETAILS > 2014 DV Candlelight Vigil PR091214.pdfPress Release 
10/04 11a - 11p

Route 29 Seafood Festival
ROUTE 29 PAVILION
The Route 29 Seafood Festival is an enticing festival experience that combines the artistic and social tradition of southern cooking filling the air with its sweet aroma, while listening to the live joyful sounds of award winning music legends.  The festival sets the tone for the open air event
creating a feel good mood for getting together with families and friends. Local survivors of domestic violence to share their stories.
 
Proceeds to benefit the Susan B. Komen Foundation and the
Mecklenburg County CSS Women's Commission.  
WEBSITE > www.Route29Pavilion.com   
11:00a – 6:00p  > Festival & Seafood Competition FREE
6:00p – 11:00p > Concert $20 GM $50 VIP (see lineup on website)   
DETAILS > event_route29_seafood_fest_2.jpgFLYER 

10/06 ​Evening

Wells Fargo Duke Energy Center Goes Purple
(in observance of DV Awareness Month)
Go online to post thanks, photos or status using hashtags #DVAM2014 and #TDVAclt
https://twitter.com/WellsLightsCLT

10/07 ​6p

Until Death Do Us Part
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING
The DV Fatality Review Team will be presenting their fourth annual report entitled Until Death Do Us Part to the Board of County Commissioners. This will take place in the Chamber of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center at 600 E. Fourth St.
See the full report HERE.

10/11 7a-7p

Let Freedom Ring Prayer Time  
(Dedicated for trafficking and domestic violence victims)
PRAYER LINE > 641-715-3200 code 849645#
Sex trafficking is a $32 Billion industry that is exploiting children and young adults. 51% of the national hotline calls this past year were regarding victims that were drawn in by pimps posing as their boyfriends. Once coerced into an intimate relationship the victims are forced to have sex against their will.                                               
Either join us on the prayer line or pray on your own time as we pray for victims of sex trafficking and victims of domestic violence.
FACEBOOK PAGE > http://on.fb.me/1yoXsdc

10/11 8:30a​

Women's Agenda Assembly
PFEIFFER UNIVERSITY (Charlotte)
The purpose of the Women's Agenda Assembly is to help women learn to express their views on public policy issues, to prioritize issues that impact women and families, and to ensure the voice of women is heard through advocacy in the General Assembly. We willIssues to be addressed are; Civic Participation and Equality, Access to Healthcare, Economic Self - Sufficiency, & Violence Against Women.
DETAILS > http://conta.cc/1raFw1l
REGISTER > http://conta.cc/1vDHNs3

10/11 ​1p Domestic Violence Motorcycle Ride
HARLEY DAVIDSON OF CHARLOTTE
Join us for our First Annual Domestic Violence Motorcycle Ride to bring awareness to this crime.
Registration is from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Ride begins at 2 p.m.
Free Food and drinks
First 100 people to arrive will receive a T-shirt
All proceeds from the ride will go to Safe Alliance.
DETAILS > Flyer
REGISTER > http://bit.ly/YXT5KS
10/12 1p Self-Awareness & Protection Workshop
SHALOM PARK (Sam Lerner Center for Cultural Arts)
Free for all women and girls (age 15+). Learn how to protect yourself and others in potentially dangerous situations. Taught by nationally recognized expert Captain Irwin Carmichael. The course emphasizes personal safety, awareness and crime prevention.
REGISTER > Call 704-366-5077
QUESTIONS > Contact Jessie at 704-944-6739 or jessie.cohen@charlottejcc.org
DETAILS > WomensSafety_FInal_flyer (2).pdfFLYER  
10/14 9a-4p

ASIS Golf Tournament
CAROLINA LAKES GOLF CLUB
The ASIS #65 Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament is a regional outreach event put on by the American Society for Industrial Security. Proceeds from this year’s ASIS #65 Golf Outing will benefit Mecklenburg County’s Community Support Services Women’s Commission’s Adult Domestic Violence Services Program. Celebrities include; Al Wood (UNC Tar Heels, NBA), Matt Carroll (Charlotte Bobcats), Perry Tuttle (Clemson, NFL) and more.
$99 INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION includes:
Green Fees, Carts, Range Balls, Lunch, Awards
REGISTER > Call Jason at 619-871-4596 or email Scott Scott_M_Sullivan@tjx.com
WEBSITE > www.asis65.org 
FACEBOOK PAGE > http://on.fb.me/1rVj1Eo

10/18 1P-3P

DV Film Festival: GoForth 
MIGHTY FORTRESS LUTHERAN
Free screening of GoForth based on a true story of survivor T.J. Goforth. Panel discussion afterwards to include T.J. and cast and crew.
TRAILERhttp://youtu.be/et5HoBtLWuw 
DETAILS > Call Mike Sexton at 704-432-1568 or Beverly Foster at 704-375-4247

10/20 9P

HBO Premiere: Private Violence 
CHECK YOUR LOCAL LISTINGS
Private Violence received critical acclaim at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
According to TruthinEntertainment.com, "Private Violence is an important film. It is a disturbing, emotional, painful, infuriating, and hard-to-watch film but it is an 
important one...Just by being truthful and honest with its subjects, Cynthia Hill’s film feels like a call to action. Listen to it." 
TRAILER > http://bit.ly/1DnpcUP 

10/22 11a

Steps For Change DV Walk
ON THE SQUARE AT TRADE & TRYON STREETS
All proceeds to go to the Safe Alliance Domestic Violence Shelter.
$10 per walker
WEBSITE > http://bit.ly/1qJQga5 
REGISTER > http://bit.ly/1ttgddL
DETAILS > Steps for Change flyer.pdfFLYER  

10/24 7P Teen Dating Violence Awareness Thunderclap
SIGN UP TODAY > http://thndr.it/1ot11uh  
One in 3 adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.
                                               
Help us spread the word about healthy relationships among young people by joining this Thunderclap and our campaign!
JOIN THE THUNDER > http://thndr.it/1ot11uh

10/25 1P

Man To Man: A Candid DV Conversation
BUBBA'S BARBEQUE 
For MEN ONLY. A candid conversation with men on how to best address domestic violence.  
This is a FREE event, but you are welcome to have lunch while we all talk about how to help men that abuse, how to hold a conversation with men we know are currently abusing their wives and girlfriends, and how men in general can help raise the banner against violence of women and girls. Men of all ages are welcome.
INFORMATION > Call Mike Sexton at 704-900-9346
DETAILS > FLYER

10/26 7P RAD Charlotte
CHARLOTTE ACTORS’ THEATER
Come join us Rock Against Domestic Violence (RAD) with three bands and hear from local survivors. This event as all about awareness. Presented by Rannon's Call and RAD Charlotte in partnership with the DV Speakers Bureau.
WEBSITE > www.RADCharlotte.org
DETAILS > FLYER
10/29 9:30a

CPCC’s Day of Awareness 
CPCC MAIN CAMPUS
The Day of Awareness on the Main Campus of CPCC will include a 
panel discussion on domestic violence and human trafficking, plus the free screening of Nefarious: Merchants of Soul. 
TRAILER > http://youtu.be/Q-VC8AUE3Bc 
DETAILS > Kathryn Wells at Kathryn.Wells@cpcc.edu or Mary Daly at Mary.Daly@cpcc.edu 

TBD ​6P ​​DV Film Festival: Affliction
TBD
Affliction is a short film about a Domestic Violence Abuse Counselor that is dedicated to helping victims discover their inner strengths and assist them with breaking their silence. There are no limits or boundaries as to whom can fall victim to Domestic Violence. As an unexpected turn of events will prove to her that even she is not exempt from falling victim to the very thing she works so hard to protect others from.. Who will protect her?
TRAILER > http://youtu.be/WpxfWDgVIPU
DETAILS > Call Mike Sexton at 704-432-1568 or Makesha Williamson at 704-493-2529


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.

Address

Mailing Address:

Community Support Services 700 N. Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28202

Office Location:

Hal Marshall Services Center 700 N. Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28202

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M - F

Contact

CSS Communications
704-432-7233