October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and CASS is joining survivors, advocates, and allies to spread the word.
Did you know that one in four women and one in seven men will experience severe physical violence by a partner in their lifetime? For Black and Hispanic women, this number jumps to 30 and 33 percent, respectively. And for trans folks, it’s estimated that 30-50 percent have experienced domestic violence.
This is an issue that affects all of us, and it’s one we cannot be silent about this or any month.
Here’s a look at what we’ll be doing this month to help end domestic violence:
- Stop Light Party – October 14
Join us for a fun evening of building healthy relationships at our DVAM Stop Light Party!
- Twitter Chat – October 17
The National Network to End Domestic Violence’s DVAM Twitter Chat will be from 2-3 pm on the 17th in both English and Spanish. Use #Safety4Survivors to add your voice to the conversation. More information on the chat and NNEDV’s Week of Action is available here.
- #PurpleThursday – October 19
Wear purple to bring awareness to domestic violence. Share a photo of your #PurpleThursday style with us – tag us @SafeSpacesDC!
- Safe Bar Collective Training – October 22
We’re offering a public, discounted Safe Bar Collective Training. Groups of two or more bar/restaurant staff members can attend to become safety captains at their establishment.
Plus, we’re debuting a new poster in the coming weeks! Keep an eye out for ways you can be an active bystander.
Image courtesy of National Network to End Domestic Violence.