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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 11a-4p

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. 
EVENT PAGE > http://on.fb.me/1oDRlvT

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 > Download flyer
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
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)   

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 into it by pimps posing as their
boyfriends. Once coerced into an intimate relationship the victims is
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.
EVENT PAGE > http://on.fb.me/1yoXsdc

10/12 1p Self-Awareness & Protection Workshop for women & girls
SHALOM PARK
10/14 9a-4p

ASIS Golf Tournament
CAROLINA LAKES GOLF CLUB
The ASIS #65 Annual 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. 
$99 INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION includes: Green Fees, Carts, Range 
Balls, Lunch, Awards
WEBSITE > www.asis65.org 
EVENT 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 Tu=ruthinEntertainment.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://www.privateviolence.com/index.html#trailer 
DETAILS > Call Mike Sexton at 704-432-1568 or Beverly Foster at 704-375-4247

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

10/24 7P Teen Dating Violence Awareness Thunderclap
10/25 TBD DV Film Festival: Affliction
TBD
10/26 7P RAD Charlotte
CHARLOTTE ACTORS’ THEATER
10/29 9:30a CPCC’s Day of Awareness 
CPCC MAIN CAMPUS


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

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