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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: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

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?      
2015 DV-related homicides      
2015 DVAM Proclamation.pdf   

  
CALENDAR OF EVENTS  

(this Calendar is fluid and changing quite often)
​10/01​12:15p

DV Awareness March
THE SQUARE @ TRADE & TRYON STREETS
The DVAC is inviting the public to march in response to the latest dv-related homicide of Judith Causey, 37.
DETAILS > DVAC.Charlotte@gmail.com

10/014:00p-7:00p

Silent Witness Unveiling
UNC-CHARLOTTE ROTUNDA
Please join us as we honor the memory of those that are no longer with 
us and help to give a voice to the voiceless.  The event will be held in the 
Student Union Rotunda starting at 4pm.  Community guests may park in 
the hourly parking lot adjacent to the Student Union.  
 DETAILS > Nicole Madonna-Rosario at 704-687-7348

10/016:00p

 Candlelight Vigil  
JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY
Humanities 108

THEME > I Can Only Imagine
Sponsored by Beauty for Ashes Ministry, Inc., Your Extended Support
Systems
and Johnson C. Smith University
DETAILS > Rev. Glencie Rhedrick at 980-202-9866 or
                           Rev. Marguerite Lee at 704-596-0644

10/01​7:00pPurple Game Of Honor
JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY
Brayboy Gymnasium
THEME > Honor for the Charleston 9
Volleyball match between JCSU and JWU. Match will feature organizations that promote non-violence. Come learn how you can get involved. In support of Gracyn Doctor (JCSU) and Kaylin Doctor (JWU) in honor of Dr. DePayne Middleton Doctor.  
DETAILS > Kate Marcus at kmarcus@jcsu.edu
​10/06​6:00pDomestic Violence Fatality Review Team Report
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING
Annual report on the status of domestic violence in the community.
WEBPAGE > DV Fatality Review Team
DETAILS > County Commission Meetings
​10/06​6:00pFighting for Women with Fashion
FOUNDATION FOR THE CAROLINAS
Fifth annual fashion show hosted by the Mecklenburg County Medical 
Society Women Physicians Section and Charlotte Women Attorneys 
benefiting Safe Alliance.  Fashion presented by Nordstrom and Kendra 
Scott. Silent auction, raffle, wine, and heavy hors d'oeuvres included with ticket price. Fashion show begins at 7pm
WEBSITE: www.SafeAlliance.org
TICKETS: $75-$85
10/067:00p

Stand Up to Domestic Violence
a Domestic Violence Prime Time Special
 
WSOC-TV
 
Highlighting local stories and providing a call-in help line for local resources.
 WEBSITE:
www.WSOC-TV.com           

10/109:00a​Top Ten Tips for a Healthier Relationship
TEMPLE BETH EL
Workshop led by Rabbi Judy Schindler and LCSW and Collaborative Divorce Coach Ann Kreindler-Siegel. 
Free and open to public.
ADDRESS > 5007 Providence Rd., Charlotte.   
DETAILS > Call Marsha at 704-756-9209
10/107:00p

R.A.D. Charlotte
CHARLOTTE ACTORS' THEATER
R.A.D. Charlotte, is an annual rock concert to bring attention to this issue
during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Rock Against Domestic
Violence (R.A.D.) will be led by rock group Rannon’s Call.

Other bands include; Pluto No More, Scott Lawder & The Vapors,
Take The Fall, and The Hawthornes.

PSA > It's All About Awareness
FLYER > 2015 RAD Charlotte flyer.pdf
WEBSITE www.RADCharlotte.org 
FACEBOOK > www.facebook.com/RADCharlotte
DETAILS > pwfavor@rannonscall.com 
TICKETS > $15 at the door
Proceeds to will benefit Mecklenburg County's Community Support Services Domestic Violence programs and Pearls For Creative Healing.

10/11​7:00a-MidnightLet 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 PAGEwww.facebook.com/LetFreedomRingUSA
DETAILS > Michael.Sexton@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
                          or call 704-432-1568
​10/111:00p -
3:00p​
Safety Workshop
LEVINE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
For women and girls 15+. Led by Sheriff Irwin Carmichael. 
$20 members; $30 non-members.
Register at 704-366-5007
ADDRESS > 5007 Providence Road  
DETAILS > Contact Jessie.Cohen@charlottejcc.org
10/12​7:30a
Registration
9:00a
Shotgun start
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 Domestic Violence programs
$99 INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION FEE includes: Green Fees, Carts, Range 
Balls, Lunch, Awards
WEBSITE > www.asis65.org 
DETAILS > jago@procinctu.net
​10/15​12:15pDV Awareness March
THE SQUARE @ TRADE & TRYON STREETS
The DVAC is inviting the public to march in response to the latest dv-related homicide of Alexia Mayfield, 23.
DETAILS > DVAC.Charlotte@gmail.com
10/16After dark​Wells Lights Charlotte in Purple
WELLS FARGO DUKE ENERGY BUILDING
Building will be lit in purple in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Take you photo and post on social media sites using #DVAM2015CLT
TWITTER > www.Twitter.com @WellsLightsCLT
10/17​1:00p - 5:00pDomestic Violence Motorcycle Ride
HARLEY DAVIDSON OF CHARLOTTE
Join us for our Second Annual Domestic Violence Motorcycle Ride to bring awareness to this crime.
Free Food and drinks
All proceeds go from the ride will go to Safe Alliance.
DETAILS > ahaywood@cmpd.org or call 704-336-2811 
10/171:00p

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.

FACEBOOK > www.facebook.com/ManToManCharlotte  
DETAILS > Call Mike Sexton at 704-900-9346

10/176:00p​Rekindled Spirits
THE LIGHT FACTORY
Baitul Hemayah, Inc. will host its first Gala, featuring the Emmy
Nominated HBO documentary PRIVATE VIOLENCE.
TRAILER > http://www.privateviolence.com/index.html#trailer
TICKETS > $25 at https://quick.crowdtorch.com/107920 
DETAILS > baitul_hemayah@outlook.com  
10/20  ​3:00pTeen Dating Violence Awareness Thunderclap
SIGN UP NOW> http://thndr.it/1Mvk3kj
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/1Mvk3kj
10/206:00p​Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING
Presentation of the 2015 DV Awareness Month Proclamation. 
Come dress in purple.
DRAFT > 2015 DVAM Proclamation.pdf  
DETAILS > County Commission Meetings
10/21​9:30aCPCC'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 
screening of Nefarious: Merchants of Soul. 
DETAILS > Mary.Daly@cpcc.edu or Kathyrn.Wells@cpcc.edu
10/213:00p Staying Safe In Relationships
SUGAR CREEK LIBRARY
A panel discussion on the intersection of domestic violence and human trafficking including signs to look for. 
DETAILS Michael.Sexton@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov 
                          or call 704-432-1568                 
​10/298:00a - 4:00p​Domestic Violence in the Workplace Summit
THE EMPLOYERS ASSOCIATION
Join business professionals and advocates for a day-long educational summit that offers important "how to" practices toward developing a domestic violence workplace protocol.
DETAILS > www.SafeAlliance.org 
FEBRUARY
8 - 12, 2016
RESPECT WEEK
Mark your calendars now including Wear Orange Day (02/09), Youth Rally (02/12), Thunderclap (02/12)
Get connected at http://TDVA.CharMeck.org


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: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

CSS Communications
704-432-7233