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and be a part of our AMAZING and MEANINGFUL event CELEBRATE domestic violence awareness month and the STRENGTH of domestic violence survivors. This event will bring light to a very important cause that is close at HEART to many on our team.
Through ART, we will celebrate SURVIVORS to bring awareness to domestic violence. We will have a few performances and a speaker who are EMPHASIZING their experiences and how to OVERCOME them.
The Art of Survival
A Domestic Violence Awareness Event
Amelie talks about event and her story.
"The Dark" & "Love by Numbers", poems by Lauralee Calix
Dance and spoken words tribute: "Unspoken Words" by Anastia Vorozhtsova and Amelie Namuroy
Nechama Bakst from Met Council
Food donated by Bar Russo
Domestic Violdence Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the "Day of Unity" held in October 1981 and was originally conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became an entire week devoted to a range of activities conducted at the local, state, and national level. The activities conducted were as varied and diverse as the program sponsors but had three common themes:
Mourning those who have died as a result of domestic violence
Connecting those who are working to end the violence
These three themes remain a key focus of DVAM events today. In October 1987, the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed. That same year marks the initiation of the first national domestic violence toll-free hotline. In 1989, the U.S. Congress passed Public Law 101-112 designating October of that year as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Such legislation has passed every year since with National Coalition Against Domestic Violence providing key leadership in this effort. Each year, the Day of Unity is celebrated the first Monday of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
This campaign is sponsored by
Thank you all who have worked on this incredible event.
Here is a list of all who have contributed to the campaign directly.
Joshua Kirshbaum, Amelia Kirshbaum, Marcellus Henderson, Amelie Namuroy, Lauralee Calix, Jane Nguyen, Anastasiia Vorozhtsowa,
Rachel LaBella, Burchell Gordon.