It’s October. You know what that means, right? Pumpkins, apples, and Domestic Violence Action Month. Partners for Peace asks you to join us for a month full of opportunities to take action in support of survivors of domestic violence. #takeaction #every1knowssome1 #dvam2022
- Sign up to volunteer! Support survivors on the helpline, cook meals at shelter, do crafts with children, help out at events. There are so many ways to get involved and we are certain we have an opportunity for you! Sign up today.
- Donate to Partners for Peace so that we can continue to do all of our great work with survivors year round!
- Follow along and engage with us throughout the month on Facebook, Instagram (@partnersforpeace), and Twitter (@PartnersMaine).
About Domestic Violence Action Month
October is Domestic Violence Action (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.
This October, we are focusing on re-connecting with our community. Partners for Peace staff, volunteers and board members will be tabling, speaking, and engaging with folx all throughout our region. While most of these events are not open to the public, we hope you will follow along and cheer us on along the way. We will be in the district courts, at medical offices, and on college campuses spreading the word about the work we do and the services we provide. And our two major public events that we are a part of are listed below!
Events & Opportunities
October 14th, 3:00 pm| UMaine March Against Domestic Violence
The 9th Annual UMaine March Against Domestic Violence is happening IN PERSON as a part of UMaine Homecoming. The march will be held Friday, October 14th at 3pm, starting at the steps of the Fogler Library. Partners for Peace and many other groups, organizations, and speakers will be participating. Come join us in advocating for survivors of domestic violence and honoring those who have been taken too soon.
Learn More: UMaine March Against Domestic Violence Facebook Event
October 30th, 9:00am| Erin’s Run 5K & Kids Fun Run
The Ninth Annual Erin’s Run is presented by Beal College and will take place on Sunday, October 30th! Erin’s Run is an annual 5K road race and walk in memory of Bangor native Erin Woolley. The race raises money for the causes that were important to Erin, including Partners for Peace, the University of Maine Swimming & Diving Program, the aquatics program at the Bangor YMCA, and a scholarship at Bangor High School. Since its inception in 2013, Erin’s Run has contributed $89,000 (100% of race proceeds) to these local non-profits. Erin’s Run is a volunteer-led organization.
This year’s event is taking place on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30th at 9:00 am. The 5K race will start and end on the Bangor Waterfront as usual. There will be a free Kids 1K run immediately prior to the 5K (the Kids Run will begin at approximately 8:45 am; there is no need to register for the Kids Run – just show up!). Registration for the full 5K is open now and costs $15 until September 1st, at which point the registration goes up to $20.
Please register today: Sign up
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 about any of our events or how you can get involved, please connect with Casey Faulkingham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you will join us in taking action this October!