October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Did you know that approximately 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime? October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the CCAR is rolling out another 31 days of education, outreach, and action events dedicated to helping YOU help bring an end to domestic violence! Check out our calendar of events and campaigns happening in NYC this October:

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Calendar of Events

02 | Take Action! – Civic Kiosk Lobby – 11:30-2:00PM
Stop by the CCAR table in the Civic Kiosk Lobby between 11:30-2:00pm to participate in The Binding Project and take action on current issues surrounding sexual assault in the military. (Missed our table? Learn more about the Binding Project and the Military Justice Improvement Act!)

04 | #DVfact Fridays – Facebook & Twitter – All Day
Follow the CCAR on Facebook and Twitter for statistics, stories, and facts about domestic violence in America every Friday of September. Share and retweet them to help us spread the word! This week’s theme: Youth Dating Violence

07 | Make a Difference Monday – Anywhere – Anytime
Pledge to do one small action each Monday this month to help end domestic violence. Today’s idea: Participate in Shine the Light tonight at 6:30pm!

07 | Shine the Light – Times Square – 6:30PM
Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer & and The New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence present “Shine the Light on Domestic Violence.” Wear purple and take a stand against domestic violence at this special lighting ceremony. Contact: Hilary Nemchik at 212.669.8141 or hnemchik@manhattanbp.org.

11 | #DVfact Fridays – Facebook & Twitter – All Day
Follow the CCAR on Facebook and Twitter for statistics, stories, and facts about domestic violence in America every Friday of September. Share and retweet them to help us spread the word! This week’s theme: Domestic Violence & Children

14 | Make a Difference Monday – Anywhere – Anytime
Pledge to do one small action each Monday this month to help end domestic violence. Today’s idea: Check out the Purple Purse project and pass the purse! Throughout October, the Allstate foundation is donating $5 for each pass of the Purple Purse to local YWCAs to support domestic violence programs in their communities.

16 | Wear Purple – Everywhere – All Day
Each year, one day is selected in which all New Yorkers are asked to wear purple to raise awareness about domestic violence. Today is that day! To spread the awareness even more, post a photo of yourself and your friends to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #PaceShinesPurple!

18 | #DVfact Fridays – Facebook & Twitter – All Day
Follow the CCAR on Facebook and Twitter for statistics, stories, and facts about domestic violence in America every Friday of September. Share and retweet them to help us spread the word! This week’s theme: LGBTQ & Domestic Violence

21 | Make a Difference Monday – Anywhere – Anytime
Pledge to do one small action each Monday this month to help end domestic violence. Today’s idea: Visit the library and consider reading a book about domestic violence – then share your thoughts online! A few suggestions: The Color Purple by Alice Walker; Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe: A Novel by Fannie Flagg; Black and Blue: A Novel by Anna Quindlen

25 | #DVfact Fridays – Facebook & Twitter – All Day
Follow the CCAR on Facebook and Twitter for statistics, stories, and facts about domestic violence in America every Friday of September. Share and retweet them to help us spread the word! This week’s theme: Domestic Violence & Immigrants

28 | Make a Difference Monday – Anywhere – Anytime
Pledge to do one small action each Monday this month to help end domestic violence. Today’s suggestion: Remember, YOU can make a difference! Share an image or infographic on Facebook with statistics about domestic violence or ways individuals can help end it – check out our page for some examples!

SAVE THE DATE:

11/19 | Bystander Intervention Training – 1 Pace Plaza, Library
Join the Pace University Counseling Center at their table on November 18th to learn more about the bystander effect and how we can contribute to helping to end violence.

11/26 | Volunteer at Sarah Burke House – Off-Campus
Pace University students will volunteer at Sarah Burke House, which provides safe, comfortable transitional housing for up to 56 survivors of domestic violence and their children each night. Space is limited, and registration is required.

You can also download a PDF or PNG (1, 2) version of this calendar.

Additional Resources

* Is your office, student organization, or group putting on a domestic violence-related event this month? Email ccarny@pace.edu to let us know – we’ll add it to our calendar for the month to let everyone know what’s happening here at Pace to help end domestic violence!

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