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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH
OCTOBER 2015 EVENTS

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ALLEGHENY
Wed., Oct. 28, 6:00 pm
Crisis Center North holds An Evening with Dora E. McQuaid, Poet, Activist, Speaker, Teacher.,
Andrew Carnegie Library and Music Hall, Carnegie

Sat., Oct. 3, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Purple River Project – Honor victims and survivors by placing flowers on a float and prevent others from falling into the “river of violence” that domestic violence presents.  Music, activities for youth, food. A collective project of Alle-Kiski Hope Center, Crisis Center North, Center for Victims and Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
Roberto Clemente Park, North Shore Drive, Pittsburgh

Fri., Oct. 9, 7 pm – 9 pm
Hearing the Whispers and Roars – An evening of artistic expression about domestic violence, sexual assault and healing.  Open to victims, advocates, volunteers, family, friends and supportive members of the community
The North Hills Art Center, 3432 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh 

Sat., Oct. 10, 6 pm - 2 am
Remember My Name, Be My Voice - 4th Annual Fundraiser in Memory of Karissa Marie Kunco 
Karissa’s Army is hosting. Tickets $25 per person. Dinner, raffle, auction and door prizes.  All proceeds benefit Women's Center and Shelter of Greater PittsburghCrisis Center North, and The Washington Memorial Fund for Victims of Violent Crimes. For additional information look up Karissa’s Army on Facebook. 
The Royal Place, 2660 Library Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15234
  
Thurs., Oct. 29, 6 pm - 9:30 pm
The Witch’s Ball - Crisis Center North ball features costumes, potions and brews, ghoulish prizes and boo-tiful items to win. Tickets are $25 per person available online.
Jergel's Rhythm Grille, 103 Slade Lane, Warrendale, PA 15086

BUCKS
Thurs., Oct. 1, 7:00 pm
DVAM Candlelight Vigil
Woodside Church, 1667 Edgewood Rd., Yardley
A Woman’s Place Candlelight Vigil sends an important message that we will not stop until the violence ends.

Wed., Oct. 14
Health Cares about Domestic Violence
A Woman’s Place asks people at hospitals and schools to wear purple and follow #Purple4DV to honor domestic violence victims and survivors.

Sat., Oct. 17, 3:00 pm
Race to Empower 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk
Buckingham Friends School, 5684 York Rd, Lahaska
A Woman’s Place has teamed up with Buckingham Friends School for the 2015 Race to Empower. Follow #Race2Flourish

CAMBRIA
Thursday, Oct. 8, 4:00 pm
Peace Around the World Begins At Home
Conference Room & Peace Garden, 809 Napoleon St., Johnstown
The Women's Help Center hosts an observance of DVAM. Survivors will tell their stories and luminarias will be lit in honor of victims and survivors.

CLARION
Stop Abuse For Everyone-SAFE is sponsoring The Clothesline Project which addresses the issue of violence against women by providing a vehicle for the women to express their emotions by decorating a shirt.
Survivors can design their own t-shirts
• September 24 at the Corner Salon on 417 Main St. Clarion, 6 pm - 8 pm
• September 26 at Suzan Hahnfeldt State Farm Office, 110 Main St., Clarion, 1 pm - 3 pm
• Oct. 1 at the SAFE Office, 1302 Main St., Clarion, 6 pm - 8 pm
The t-shirts will be displayed during the Autumn Leaf Parade and in the window of the Haskell Building on Main Street.

Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE) is sponsoring the Silent Witness Project
in the window of the Haskell Building at Main St. and 5th Ave., across from the Clarion Courthouse.

COLUMBIA/MONTOUR
Wed., Oct. 14, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
111 N. Market St. Bloomsburg
The Women's Center, Inc. of Columbia/Montour Counties hosts a candlelight ceremony and discussion - Domestic Violence in the African American Community - concluding with an Open House and Reception. All members of the community are encouraged to attend!

CUMBERLAND
Sat., Oct. 3, 9:30 am
5th Annual Lace Up 4 Lisa 5K FUN Run & Walk
South Middleton Township Park
534 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007

LACKAWANNA
Wed., Oct. 14, 6:30 pm
An Empty Place at the Table: An Evening of Reflection and Prayer
IHM Center (Marywood University), 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton

LANCASTER
Tues., Oct., 13, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
To recognize National Domestic Violence Awareness month and to honor the memory of fellow student Karlie Hall, who was dedicated to helping homeless animals, the students of the MU Chapter of Psi Chi have invited national and local speakers within the fields of Psychology, Public Policy and Human Services to a panel discussion of current research, animal law and programs for victims. Free and open to the public.
Millersville University, Winter Center, Biemesderfer Auditorium, 60 West Cottage Ave., Millersville

Sat. Oct. 24th, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Light Up The Night Candlelight Vigil, sponsored by Turn N' Headz Hair Studio, donations accepted
Mariott Courtyard, 7 E. Marion St., Lancaster, PA 17602

LEBANON
Oct. 4, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Domestic Violence Intervention of Lebanon Co. (DVIOLC)
Clothesline Project
Monument Park, 8th & Lehman Streets, Lebanon
Display continues Oct. 5 – 31 at the Lebanon Valley Mall
The Clothesline Project addresses the issue of violence against women by providing a vehicle for the women to express their emotions by decorating a t-shirt.

LEHIGH
Thurs., Oct. 15, 6:00 pm
October Vigil of Peace, Hope & Renewal
Christ Lutheran Church, 1245 Hamilton St., Allentown
Displays, survivor speakers, poetry, a candle lighting, and musical performances by the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, the Xcape Dance Studio. The keynote speaker is Adrian Shanker, founder and executive director of the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. Turning Point will present a commendation to Police Chief Daniel Pancoast, Bethlehem Township Police Department. His force is the first in the Lehigh Valley to use the new Lethality Assessment Program (LAP).

LYCOMING
Fri., Oct. 2, 5:00 pm - dark
First Friday in downtown Williamsport - sign the pledge to end DV
Sat., Oct. 3, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Battle of the Bands at the Cell Block
Thurs., Oct. 8 - 6:00 pm
Vigil of Remembrance and Hope, Lycoming Co. Courthouse
Monthlong displays at the YWCA, 815 W. 4th St., Williamsport
Sponsored by Wise Options and the YWCA of NorthCentral PA
Flyer

MONTGOMERY
Sun., Oct. 18, 8:30 am
5K DASH Against Domestic Violence
Upper Gwynedd Township Park. North Wales
Laurel House welcomes all! Bring your family and your four-legged friends. There will be music, refreshments and awards. Overall male and female runners will be awarded a Runner's Survival Kit with all the essentials. Medals will be awarded to the top 1st, 2nd and 3rd female and male age group winners. Certified Course.

PHILADEPHIA
Thurs., Oct. 1, 11:00 am
Men Can Rally
LOVE Park, Philadelphia
Men Can is a public awareness campaign by Lutheran Settlement House that promotes the health and well-being of each family member and the community at large by looking at violence against women holistically and including men in the dialogue.

Thurs., Oct. 8, Noon
8th Annual iPledge® Campaign
LOVE Park, Center City Philadelphia
Join Women Against Abuse for the unveiling of the NEW iPledge® toolkit - a free downloadable resource filled with tools for getting involved in the effort to end domestic violence! NBC10 Meteorologist Bill Henley will be returning as Master of Ceremonies, and we'll honor Dr. Arthur Evans for his leadership in creating a coordinated community response to domestic violence in Philadelphia. Keynote Speaker: Mayor Michael Nutter (invited). Verizon Wireless’s HopeLine program will collect used cell phones to benefit survivors of domestic violence.

Sat., Oct. 17, 8:00 am
The Philly400 Run (5K Walk/Run)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, Philadelphia
led by the Speranza Human Compassion Project and Philadelphia City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, honors the 400 domestic violence victims who call 911 every day here in Philadelphia. The money raised is going towards the Speranza Project which helps to fund continuing education training for first responders who deal with domestic violence victims.

SUSQUEHANNA
Sat., Oct. 12
11:00 am: 1-mile Walk to End Domestic Violence
10:00 am - 4:00 pm: An Empty Place at the Table art exhibit

United Methodist Church, 526 Church St., Montrose
Sponsored by the Women's Resource Center and The Community Partnership of Advocacy and Awareness.

WAYNE
Victims' Intervention Program and community businesses and restaurants display Silent Witness silhouettes and information placemats all month. Fri., Oct. 16 - Jeans & Jewels Dinner Dance. View Calendar.

YORK
Fri., Oct. 2, 4:30 pm
YWCA York Walk a Mile In Her Shoes Fundraising Walk
Kick Off Your Heels after party, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
LSC Design, 320 North George St., York

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