Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 2000
Charlotte, NC 28208
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Every October advocates across Mecklenburg County come together to raise awareness about domestic violence. This month provides an opportunity each year to educate the community on the pattern of abusive behaviors that alter the lives of too many of our neighbors, friends and families. It is a time hold events in memory of those who have lost their lives at the hands of their abusers, and to celebrate all survivors of intimate partner violence.
Oct. 1-31: Operation Sleep Safely - Donation Drive for Safe Alliance Domestic Violence Shelter
Oct. 1: City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Request Joint Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation - Board of County Commissioners Meeting
Oct. 1: Cost of Domestic Violence in North Carolina
Oct. 1: Fighting for Women with Fashion
Oct. 1: Domestic Violence Awareness Month Breakfast
Oct. 2: Domestic Violence Press Conference
Location: Children & Family Services Center Boardroom; 601 E 5th St., Charlotte, NC 2820
Additional details: Attorney General Josh Stein will discuss new tools being implemented in North Carolina to protect victims of domestic violence. After the press conference, Attorney General Stein will also take questions related to sexual assault kits and the recently-passed Survivor Act, the opioid epidemic, his work to curb e-cigarette use, and other topics.
Oct. 3: Domestic Violence Prayer Vigil
Oct. 4: Domestic Violence Advocacy Council's Awareness March
Oct. 4: Domestic Violence Fashion Show
Oct. 5: Rebirth of Kings & Queens - Second Annual D.I.V.A Nation Against Battered Womens Survivor's Celebration
Oct. 5: Breaking the Silence Domestic Violence Workshop
Oct. 7: Hope Mural Unveiling
Oct. 10: Domestic Violence Employers Workshop
Oct. 12: Domestic Violence Warriors in Labor Breakfast
Additional details: Hosted by NC APRI Piedmont Chapter. In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the North Carolina A. Philip Randolph Institute is going purple. Join us as we bring to light stories of hope and domestic survival within the labor community. RSVP on Facebook here.
Oct. 12: Resilience Blast
Oct. 12: Stop the Violence Banquet – Youth Dating and Domestic Violence Awareness Event
Oct. 12 and 13: Victorious You Conference
Oct. 13: Purple Sunday
Oct. 14: City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Request Joint Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation - City Council Meeting
Oct. 15: Breakfast of Hope
Oct. 15: Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team Report to Board of County Commissioners
Oct. 15: #SurvivorSpeaks: A Panel Discussion Highlighting Survivor Voices (WEBINAR)
Additional details: During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a panel of survivors will join NCADV for a free webinar to discuss the most pressing issues facing survivors today. Survivors will share creative and inspiring ways they are taking action in their own communities, bringing attention to the issue, as well as insight into the challenges they face in getting the word out.
Oct. 16: This Women's Worth: Say Her Name
Oct. 19: NO Repeats - Domestic Violence Event
Oct. 19: Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop
Oct. 19: Healing Vine Harbor Presents Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence Workshop
Oct. 19: A Day at the Park Awareness Event
Oct. 19: Pampering Event for Domestic Violence Survivors
Oct. 20: Inspired Women Brunch
Oct. 21: Wells Fargo's Duke Energy Center goes purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Oct. 24: Purple Thursday
Oct. 26: Two 2 Queens and A King- Women's Empowerment Conference
Oct. 29: Domestic Violene Town Hall
Nov. 9: Let's Heal Together Gala
Is there an event you're planning for October in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month? Email CSSPrevention@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov.
The issue of domestic violence affects every aspect of our community; our homes, our schools and our businesses. You can be a part of the solution!
Invite us to come and speak at your group, church, school or business. To request a speaker:
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Email it to CSSPrevention@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. *When possible please provide two weeks notice.
We look forward to working with you!