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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      


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 
10/04-05 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 

10/11 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

10/12 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 TBD

HBO Premiere: Private Violence 
Time TBD
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 TBD DV Film Festival: Affliction
TBD
Free screening of Afflicion based on a true story. Panel discussion afterwards to include survivors, cast and crew.
TRAILER
DETAILS > Call Mike Sexton at 704-432-1568 or Makesha Williamson at 704-493-2529
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
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 


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

Need help with your event?

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