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?
2013 DV-related homicides
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
10/03 7th Annual Interfaith DV Candlelight Vigil
Beatties Ford Regional Library
2412 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28216
Annual candlelight vigil honoring the fallen victims killed by their intimate
partners in the State of North Carolina over the past year.
(2013 DV-related homicides)
10/04 Beards BeCAUSE Clean Shaven Kickoff
NoDa Brewing Company
2229 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC 28205
Proceeds benefit Safe Alliance's Domestic Violence Shelter
10/05 R.A.D. Charlotte Benefit Concert Series
7:00 PM (Rock Against Domestic Violence)
McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square
345 N. College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
The voices of victims, survivors, advocates and supporters will be heard on
Oct 5th. McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square in downtown Charlotte at the
inaugural R.A.D. Charlotte benefit concert to launch domestic violence
awareness month. (www.radcharlotte.org)
TICKETS: $12.50 at McGlohon Theater Box Office
10/06 "I Believe You: Faiths’ Response to Intimate Partner Violence”
5:00 PM Film Screening followed by discussion with clergy
Sam Lerner Center for Cultural Arts, Shalom Park
5007 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28226
“I Believe You” is a nationally acclaimed documentary that explores the
stories of survivors of abuse and the response of faith groups to address
their needs. Film screening will be followed by discussion with clergy.
Sponsored by Mecklenburg Ministries, Shalom Bayit, Levine-Sklut Judaic
Library, Charlotte Jewish Film Festival, Jewish Federation of Greater
Charlotte and Jewish Family Services.
Free to the general public.
10/10 Domestic Violence March 12:15P – 12:45P In response to the 2nd & 3rd “Intimate Partner Homicide” of 2013
Trade & Tryon Streets
Police identified one victim as Marcia Marie Winningham, 43. They have
arrested her estranged husband.
The second victim, Mara Garcia, 36 was found dead and dismembered in a car.
The police found her boyfriend dead. They have determined this case as a murder-
The march is intended to broaden the public’s awareness that help is available,
including programs and services offering safety planning.
For more information contact Mike Sexton at 704-432-1568.
10/11 Domestic Violence At The Workplace
8:30A – 4:30P 2013 Charlotte Summit
The Employers Association
3020 West Arrowood Rd..
Charlotte, NC 28273
Join business leaders and advocates for a day long summit that offers
important ‘how to” practices toward developing a domestic violence
protocol. Who should attend? Human Resource Professionals, Security
Directors, Legal Counsel and Employee Assistance Professionals.
CEU and CLE credits. All proceeds benefit Safe Alliance.
10/12 3rd Annual "Steps for Change"
8:00A – 10:00A Domestic Violence Awareness Walk/Run
- Registration opens at 7:30A
Alexander Graham Middle School track
1800 Runnymede Lane
Charlotte, NC 28211
Join the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and the Mecklenburg County
District Attorney's office as they host this Walk/Run. This event is to bring
awareness to domestic violence, which is all too often an unspoken problem.
All proceeds will benefit Safe Alliance. The Walk/Run will also feature
giveaways, music and refreshments. Participants can form teams. The largest
team to register will win an award.
10/14 DV SNAPSHOT: A Community Conversation
6:00P – 8:00P presented by the Domestic Violence Advisory Board (DVAB)
Levine Museum of the New South
200 East 7th St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
This event will focus on providing the community of Charlotte a
SNAPSHOT of what domestic violence looks like within our area & within
a 24 hour survey data collection period. The SNAPSHOT is a synopsis of
the DVAB's annual report, only broken into a week’s time.
This count is designed to collect an unduplicated, non-invasive count of
adults and children who received critical services from local domestic
violence programs during a 24-hour survey period.
The DVAB has collaborated with Johnson C. Smith University to collect
data and present data findings during the event (data presentation) which
will lead into a panel discussion. Panelists are members from the
community that serve as experts within the DV population.
10/15 15th Annual ASIS #65 Golf Tournament
8:00 AM Range presented by the ASIS #65 Greater Charlotte Chapter
10:00 AM Shotgun
Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation
7500 Olde Sycamore Dr .
Mint Hill, NC 28227
Celebrity golf tournament benefitting the domestic violence programs and
services of the Mecklenburg County Community Support Services
10/17 Remembering Recent Victims
7:00 PM A Candlelight vigil presented by Mothers of Murdered Offspring
1201 West 4th Street Ext.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Mothers of Murdered Offspring, CMPD's Homicide Support Group, and the
Mecklenburg County CSS Women's Commission will hold a candlelight vigil in
honor of two recent domestic violence homicide victims; Marcia Winningham, 43
and Mara Garcia, 36.
For details contact Judy Williams at 704-334-5056
or Mike Sexton at 704-900-9346.
10/19 2nd Annual End The Silence Photography Exhibit
6:30 PM presented by PEARLS for Creative Healing & hip chick Photography
305 West Morehead St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
This year's photography Exhibit will continue the legacy of women ending the
silence and telling their stories of surviving domestic violence through
powerful photographs and written accounts.
Live Latin Jazz, Dessert & Wine Reception. $25.
For event information contact info@PearlsCharlotte.org or call 704-817-8793.
10/27 Parent Workshop: Help your Tweens & Teens Feel Safe
Learn about prevention of dating abuse; the world of cyberabuse and textual
harassment; the red flags of abuse; and what you can do to help.
Sponsored by LoveSpeaksOut, Jewish Family Services and Shalom Bayit.
Free admission, but space is limited.
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Please call 704-432-1568 with any questions or need for clarification.