Entire month of October is D.V. Awareness Month. My husband and I attended a film screening at Sea of Glass of “Power and Control” documentary, mostly about the Duluth Model (from Duluth, MN) and an abused woman with 3 daughters, seeking shelter and a new life (with or without her husband). Check out Emerge! website for more activities/information for this month :
And wear purple clothing on October 19.
“Join us in raising awareness about domestic abuse in our community. Together we can create safety for all Tucsonans! (from Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse)
Our annual Wear Purple Day celebration will be held October 20th from 7am to 7pm at the Emerge! Voices Against Violence Site, located at 4101 E. 22nd Street.
The event will include:
– The debut of the Emerge! Clothesline Project
– Wear Purple Photo Booth
– Tours of Voices Against Violence site
– Food truck lunch from 11am-2pm (Featuring Truck 54)
– Live broadcasts with local radio stations
– Donation drive for Starting Over Supplies for Emerge! participants”
Visit our website for more information: http://www.emergecenter.org/news/paint-pima-purple-2/
Carolyn’s note: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As a former Americorps D.V. Victims project attorney and former Interim Director of the now-defunct Domestic Violence Commission, I want to encourage more awareness and community support for D.V. programs. Wear purple on October 20th, to “paint Pima purple.”
Some people joke by saying that going to this show is as scary as Halloween which is coming up in a few days. I’ve seen this show at PCC West a number of times, and it is very hilarious and yet down to earth. All are welcome to listen & learn about vaginas and women’s sexual health, even men.