Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2018

 

Domestic Violence is a community issue. It is not only in our homes; it is in our schools, our hospitals, our places of worship, and our workplaces. We need your help this October …

  • to remember the lives our community has lost as a result of domestic violence
  • to acknowledge the injustices faced by victims of domestic abuse
  • to champion the need for societal change
  • to celebrate individuals and organizations that work diligently in partnership with survivors to end abuse and violence in the Penobscot & Piscataquis county region
  • to honor survivors of domestic abuse, because you are worth it and YOU are the reason we show up, speak out, march on

 

About Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Each October, communities across the nation join together to recognize the prevalence of domestic violence and honor those who have been affected by violence with vigils, walks, and other awareness-raising activities.

DVAM was first recognized in October of 1987. To learn more about the history of DVAM, check out this infographic.

 

Sponsors

We are actively seeking sponsors for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  If your business or agency is interested in donating to sponsor our month of events, please visit our sponsorship page.

We hope you will join us in taking action this October! #TakeActionMaine

 

Events & Opportunities

 

October 2| End Domestic Violence Day: Dover-Foxcroft, 2:00-6:00pm

Color Fun Run/Walk at 4:00pm

Gather with us at our Dover-Foxcroft Resource Center for a meaningful afternoon of  kid-friendly activities, light refreshments, and his year we will celebrate our community’s commitment to ending domestic abuse with a Color Fun Walk/Run. We will walk/run in remembrance and honor of all victims and survivors.

Sign up and donate receive an event t-shirt and/or participate in the Color Fun Run/Walk! We will do our best to accommodate requested sizes.

 

Online registration

And if you are on Facebook, don’t forget to invite your friends, family, and neighbors!

RSVP on Facebook

 

 

October 9| End Domestic Violence Days: Lincoln

Clothesline Project and Kid-Friendly Activities from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

BBQ from 12:00- 2:00pm, Community Speakers at 5:00pm

Awareness Walk at 5:30pm, and Candlelight vigil to conclude

Join the community as we march through the town to raise awareness about domestic abuse. We are inviting all members of the community to participate in this event to show that we are in support of survivors, that we remember those who have been lost, and that we will not tolerate abuse in our community. Come check out the powerful Clothesline Project, enjoy some barbecue, listen to music, and walk with us at 5:30!

Sign up and donate to receive an event t-shirt. We will do our best to accommodate requested sizes.

Online registration

And if you’re on Facebook, don’t forget to invite your friends, family, and neighbors!

RSVP on Facebook

 

 

October 10| Health Cares about Domestic Violence Day

A day to highlight the importance of screening for domestic violence in the healthcare setting and the resources that exist for patients. Partners for Peace will be setting up informational booths at medical offices and organizing presentations and training for healthcare providers on this day and throughout the month. We are also offering to coordinate screenings of the documentary, Finding Jenn’s Voice, the heartbreaking story of a woman killed by her boyfriend when he found out she was pregnant.

 

For more information about how your medical practice can get involved, please contact Wendy at wchadwick@partnersforepeaceme.org.

 

 

October 16| End Domestic Violence Days: Bangor, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Walk at 12

Join with the community as we march through downtown Bangor to raise awareness about domestic abuse. We are inviting all members of the community to walk together in support of survivors, to remember lives cut short by domestic violence, and make a statement that our community will not tolerate abuse.

This year our event will include kid-friendly activities all day, tables featuring our important community partners and we are actively seeking food truck vendors for some local good eats!

Please sign up and donate to receive an event t-shirt. We will do our best to accommodate requested sizes.

Online registration

And if you’re on Facebook, don’t forget to invite your friends, family, and neighbors!

RSVP on Facebook

 

 

All of October| Paint Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties Purple Campaign

We join with other domestic violence resource centers around the nation in asking our communities to highlight purple – the color for domestic violence awareness – during the month of October in support of survivors. Individuals, businesses, hospitals, and other organizations from throughout the Penobscot and Piscataquis County Region with creativity and enthusiasm every year by wearing purple ribbons, creating bulletin boards and window displays, and hosting awareness or fundraising events.

Show us your purple on Facebook by using any of the following hashtags!

#Imapartnerforpeace

#partnersforpeace

#takeactionmaine

 

All of October| Knowledge Empowers Campaign

Every year, Partners for Peace donates books (a children’s book, young adult book, and adult book) to all public and school libraries in Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties.  All books are carefully selected by our staff and carry messages of kindness, respect, and hope for anyone affected by abuse. Check out this year’s selections at a library near you:

Adult book – Sticks and Stones: Disabled People’s Stories of Abuse, Defiance, and Resilience, by Marsha Saxton

Young Adult Book – Bitter End, by Jennifer Brown

Children’s Book – We Are Family, by Patricia Hegarty

 

This October, there are so many ways to take action against domestic violence and we hope you will join us in our efforts. If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Chadwick at wchadwick@partnersforpeaceme.org.