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Tuesday, October 14th- Kent Village Drive Apartments Information Exchange – 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Saturday, October 18th– Family Strong 5K Challenge, Paint Branch Park Trail, 5211 Paint Branch Pkwy,

College Park, MD 9:00 am, 8:00am Registration

Tuesday, October 21st– Addison Road Metro Information Exchange 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Thursday, October 30th– Domestic Violence Roundtable & Luncheon, Sheriff Headquarters 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.


Saturday, October 18th

5pM-8PM | The Merrick Center | 4275 4th St. SE |

End Domestic Violence by Dancing to the Beat

The Ward 8 Council Against Domestic Violence will host the 2nd End Domestic Violence by Dancing to

the Beat Dance Party featuring DJ Rosie Mac and Lady Mac and Danette Dani Tucker of Go-Go

Fitness. Proceeds from the event benefit Kodie Brown. For more information contact Sandra “S.S”

Seegers, Founder, at 202-561-6616 or

WKF Joint Circle (Men’s + Women’s Circle)

Wednesday, October 22nd

6:30PM-8:30PM | Shiloh Baptist Church | 1510 9th St NW |

The William Kellibrew Foundation “Joint Men and Women’s Circle” is a place for men and

women to come and have an open dialogue. With October being Domestic Violence

Awareness Month (DVAM) the theme for the circle will be domestic violence. Anyone who is

over the age of 14 is welcome to come to the circle and participate in the conversation. Free

food and drinks will be provided!


Art as Voice: Raising Awareness of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault in the Asian American

Wednesday, October 22nd

6PM | Chinatown Community Cultural Center | 616 H St NW # 201|

Pacific Islander Communities

The Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP) presents a creative art

showcase with tea featuring stories, expressions and messages from survivors, advocates, staff,

volunteers and friends to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Asian

American Pacific Islander communities. We invite our community members and friends to witness

the different ways one can engage and shed light on a topic that is often left in dark silence. Through

art, we want to inspire our communities to break the silence and learn the power of collective action.

Join us as we speak up, act now through art to no more silence.


Purple Thursday

Thursday, October 23rd

Make a fashion statement that really says something: wear something purple on Thursday, October

23rd to honor victims and support survivors of domestic violence! This year marks the 9th annual

observance of Purple Thursday, the awareness day launched by the DC Coalition Against Domestic

Violence that’s now gone national with Purple Thursday being a part of the National Network to End

Domestic Violence’s Week of Action. Register your organization:

Share Your Story

Friday, October 24th

5PM| Lighthouse Center for Healing | 5321 First Place, NE

Art and creative expression continues to be one of the most powerful forms of healing after

experiencing victimization. As such, NVRDC will host the Third Annual Share Your Story Event. Share

Your Story—facilitated on one selected evening, each October—operates as a juxtaposition of art

and testimony for survivors of crime. Oftentimes, in the acute stage a trauma, there is a process of

having to tell and re-tell the unfolding events of what happened. Afterwards, many survivors

become silent and develop a hesitancy to verbally process their experienced incident. Here words do

not have to be the primary medium; color, texture, and visual expression will express what words

cannot. The pieces created, by survivors at Share Your Story, will be part of a larger celebration—the

Annual NVRDC Fundraiser in November.

Victimization happens in isolation, but healing takes place with community—NVRDC aims to reach

out and rise up for all individuals impacted by crime. We hope that you will reach with us to share

your story. For more information on Share Your Story, please

Latino March and Vigil to Stop Violence Against Women

Thursday, October 30th

6PM | Lamont Park | 3258 Mt Pleasant St NW

Latino Agencies United to Stop Violence Against Women hold their the annual Vigil and March in the

Greater Washington DC Metro area for the Latino community on Thursday, October 24th. Come

support and help us make noise to educate and create awareness about domestic violence in our

Latin@ immigrant community. The march begins at at Lamont Park in Mt. Pleasant ends in front of

the Suntrust Bank on 18th & Columbia Rd. NW

BalderDASH 2014

6PM-8PM | O Street Mansion | 2020 O Street NW |

The District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH) is gearing up for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

in October. To celebrate, we host our annual BalderDASH evening event, which will take place on

October 30th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm at the O Street Mansion in DC. DASH supporters and survivors

attend and wear purple to honor the work of DASH and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It’s a

lively event with music, refreshments, and of course, purple gear. Proceeds from the event support

DASH’s Cornerstone emergency safe housing program, so no woman has to choose between living

with abuse or living without a home.


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