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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.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS(This calendar is fluid and changing quite often. Visit often for updates)
Sat. 09/24 Playwrights on Parade Presented by PALS 2:00PM Little Rock Cultural Center 401 N. Myers Street Charlotte, NC 28202 Playwrights on Parade flyer.pdfFour female playwrights address domestic violence, sexual assault and breast cancer. Event includes vignettes and panel discussion. DETAILS > http://www.pals4life.net/playwrights-on-parade.html
Fri. 09/30 6th Annual Jennifer Roberts Volleyball Festival 4:00PM – 7:00PM The Sandbox 920 Hamilton St. Charlotte, NC 28206 JRVB2016.pdf Benefitting Safe Alliance and Mecklenburg County's CSS Prevention and Intervention Services. > Come play or come watch > Kids and pets are welcome on the patio > Costumes are welcomed > LIVE music > Corn hole. Connect 4. Giant Chess. > Raffle items including lunch for 2 with the Mayor Registration of teams of 6 players. Suggested donation $15 per player. Sign up yourself and your team. Register today > www.DVVB.Eventbrite.com
Sun. 10/02 Rock Against Domestic Violence Presented by RAD Charlotte 6:00PM Epicentre Studio Movie Grille Third Floor Lounge 210 E Trade St. Charlotte, NC 28202 RADCharlotte.pdf4th Annual RAD Charlotte benefit concert raising awareness of domestic violence through rock music and survivor stories in partnership with the DV Speakers Bureau. TICKETS > http://tiny.cc/4wb0dy
Mon. 10/03 Wells Fargo Duke Energy Center in Purple Presented by @WFLightsCLT Dusk to Dawn The Wells Fargo Duke Energy Center will be lit in purple recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Use the following hashtags to post photos of the building on your social media sites. #DVAMCharlotte > DVAM Events at http://DVAM.CharMeck.org
Mon. 10/03 My Sisters' Keeper Pledge kickoff event Presented by MSK TBD Is he a keeper? Invite the men in your life to take the I Am My Sisters' Keeper pledge. Details to follow. Use the #IAmMySistersKeeper hashtag in photos including posing with the Wells fargo Duke Energy Center in Purple.
Tues. 10/04 Fighting for Women with Fashion Presented by Safe Alliance 6:30PM The Design Center Atrium 1930 Camden Road #130 Charlotte, NC The Charlotte Women Attorneys and the Women Physicians Section of the Mecklenburg County Medical Society proudly announce the sixth annual Fighting for Women with Fashion event to benefit victims of domestic violence. TICKETS > http://bit.ly/2aQrbZQ
Thurs. 10/06 DV Candlelight Vigil 7:00pm First Baptist Church West Family Life Center 1801 Oaklawn Ave. Charlotte, NC 28216 Annual candlelight vigil recognizing the fallen lives due to domestic violence across the State of NC for the past year. Contact Rev. Glencie Rhedrick at 980-202-9866 Sat. 10/08 A Change Is Gonna Come Presented by PALS 3:00PM Reconciling The World Ministries 7801 Plott Road Charlotte, NC 28215The award winning play dispels the notion that domestic violence only occurs among certain classes of people. It could happen to anyone... including church people. TICKETS > www.ChangeIsGonnaCome.Eventbrite.comFor more information contact Vickie Evans at 704-312-0575
Sun. 10/09 A Day of Awareness 10:00am GeneratiONE Church Charlotte 511 East 36th Street Charlotte, NC 28205 Survivor testimonial and domestic violence resource in the lobby with useful information for you or anyone that you may know that needs assistance. The guest speaker will be available for questions after service. For more information contact Lori Badgett at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun. 10/09 A Change Is Gonna Come Presented by PALS 5:00PM Reconciling The World Ministries 7801 Plott Road Charlotte, NC 28215The award winning play dispels the notion that domestic violence only occurs among certain classes of people. It could happen to anyone... including church people. TICKETS > www.ChangeIsGonnaCome.Eventbrite.comFor more information contact Vickie Evans at 704-312-0575
Mon. 10/10 ASIS #65 Golf Tournament 7:30 AM Registration 9:00 AM Shot gun start Carolina Lakes Golf Course 23012 Kingfisher Drive Indian Land, SC REGISTER HERE Proceeds benefitting Adult Services within Mecklenburg County's CSS Prevention and Intervention Services.
Tues. 10/11 Let Freedom Ring Open Prayer Line 7:00AM to 12:00 Midnight E.S.T. Call 641-715-3200 using code 849645# 101116 LFR flyer.pdf
Open prayer line with Hosts from all over the United States and Canada praying for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. Connect > www.facebook.com/LetFreedomRingUSA Website > www.LFRprayer.com
Sat. 10/15 Man To Man: DV Talk 1:00PM Bubba's Barbeque 4400 Sunset Rd. Charlotte, NC 28216 Join us for a candid conversation about What Does A Positive Male Role Model Look Like. Contact Mike at 704-900-9346 or Michael.Sexton@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov for more details.
Tues. 10/18 Annual Partner's Luncheon Presented by Safe Alliance 11:45AM – 1:00PM Charlotte Convention Center DETAILS > http://bit.ly/2asKCW1
Thurs. 10/20 Navigating the Court System for Victims of DV Presented by the DV Speakers Bureau 6:00PM Hal Marshall Building Piedmont Conference Room 700 N. Tryon St. Charlotte, NC 28202 Come join us for a discussion on how to navigate the court system. Hear from a local Judge, Attorney, DA, Legal Aid, CMPD and survivors on challenges victims face. For more information, contact Mike at 980-314-8942 or Michael.Sexton@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov Fri. 10/21 New Day 2016 Women's ConferenceSat. 10/22 Presented by Catrina Resse Ministries Friday eve & Saturday Radiant Church 5735 Dixie River Rd. Charlotte, NC 28278 New Day Poster.pdf
A time for new beginnings with motivational and empowering sessions lead by national and local workshop facilitators. Details and TICKETS at http://bit.ly/2buktaM.
My Sisters’ Keeper—a lifestyle movement that makes it COOL for men to give unconditional respect to all women and girls. Men who join the movement take the My Sisters’ Keeper pledge to treat women like a dear sister. Women in the movement choose to only date men that live by the pledge. My Sisters’ Keeper conducts the Rock the Pledge conference on college campuses to provide education, training and solutions for violence against women and the sexual exploitation of women. You can Rock The Pledge at www.MSKnow.com.
For more information please contact John Pace at 704-247-1925 or Mike Sexton at 704-900-9346.
This free community event will include food, spoken word vocalists, guest speakers, vendors, giveaways and much more. Wear purple to support victims and survivors of domestic violence. Donate a pair of shoes and you will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card. For more information please contact Avia Terry at 954-401-3962 or AviaTerry21@gmail.com.
Thurs. 11/03 A Community Conversation: How Can The Church Help? Presented by Mecklenburg County Community Support Services Prevention and Intervention Services 6:30PM - 8:30PM Steele Creek Church of Charlotte 1929 Arrowood Road LARGE TENT Charlotte, NC 28217 Community Violence Flyer.pdf
In the wake of civil unrest, the Church finds itself asking, "How can we help?" Join us for a night of reconciliation as we hear from area Pastors, Civic Leaders, Law Enforcement, and most importantly, community members. Contact Mike Sexton at 704-900-9346 for information.
Sat. 11/12 Domestic Violence Awareness Community Chat Presented by Rockwell AME Zion Church's YET Ministry 10:00AM - 12:00PM John and Kathy Hairston Fellowship Center 6301 Rockwell Church Rd. Charlotte, NC 28269
This event will include the testimonies of speakers, literature (distributed) to bring about awareness, and education on the seriousness of domestic violence. Refreshments will be served. For more information please contact Vickie L. Hughes, J.D. (YET Ministry Community Outreach Liaison) at (704) 999-2958 or email@example.com.
Please call 980-314-8942 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 980-314-8942 today for help with your event.