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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
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2017 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events

PCADV 4th Annual Domestic Violence Ceremony & Commemoration
Where: State Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg
When: Monday, October 16
Time: 11:00 a.m.- noon
Who: Victims and survivors of domestic violence, advocates and legislators

Please join us for this powerful and moving event as we recognize survivors and those who lost their lives to domestic violence in 2016.

Click here to view the video from last year's event.

Support PCADV and our local Domestic Violence Programs by attending one of these upcoming events!

Centre County Women's Resource Center

Empty Place at the Table
Saturday, Oct. 7 at the four YMCA branches.
An exhibit to honor and remember those in our community who were killed as a result of domestic violence.

Jill Biden appearance
Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 8pm at Eisenhower Auditorium
The event is free but requires tickets. Visit studentaffairs.psu.edu/genderequity to learn more.

Wear Purple Day
Thursday, Oct. 19
Wear Purple and use this as a way to tell others why ending domestic violence is important to you #PurpleThursday

Clothesline Project
Week of October 23 at Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
A visual display to raise awareness of domestic and sexual violence

Empty Place at the Table
Week of October 23 at Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
An exhibit to honor and remember those in our community who were killed as a result of domestic violence.

Light the Night
Thursday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at Old Main Lawn
An illuminated visual display lighting the lawn of Old Main in honor of survivors.

Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties

Mystery Art Auction at American Artisan Gallery
Saturday, Oct. 7 at 9:30 a.m.
Tickets: $20 for 5x7 piece of art

Dine to Donate at Cedar Cliff Subway
Thursday, Oct. 12 from 7am to 10pm
Mention DVSCP & enter to win various raffles

Candlelight Vigil at Camp Hill Borough Building
Thursday, Oct. 19 from 6pm to 8pm
Reception to follow with light refreshments

Visit www.dvscp.org for more information.

Family Services Incorporated, Altoona

Strangulation vs. Choking Lunch and Learn
Friday, Oct. 20 from 11am to 2pm at the Hollidaysburg Church of the Brethren
Speakers include Assistant District Attorney Amanda Jacobson, APD Lt. Ben Jones, UPMC emergency medical chair Dr Bouchard, Prevention Educator Cindy Estep, and strangulation survivor Mandy Angst.

Purple Thursday
Thursday, Oct. 26
Take a photo of you and your group wearing purple and send to victimservices@familyservicesinc.net. Donate $3 to the Family Services Incorporated Domestic Abuse Shelter and receive a purple ribbon to wear as well.

All Month
View displays on Domestic Violence and strangulation at the Altoona Library and the Blair County Courthouse.

Visit www.familyservicesinc.net for more information.

Laurel House, Norristown

5K DASH Against Domestic Violence with event emcee Preston Elliot of WMMR
Sunday, Oct. 22. Check-in/registration is at 7:30am and the 5K begins at 8:30am. Run/walk winds through Upper Gwynedd Township and North Wales Borough.

See event website for more information or to register

PPC Violence Free Network, Venango County

Free Self-defense classes
Wednesday, Oct. 11 at Oil City YWCA; Registration 3:30pm to 4pm; Class 4pm to 6pm
Wednesday, Oct. 11 at Oil City YMCA; Registration 6pm to 6:30pm; Class 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Wednesday, Oct. 28 at Franklin YMCA; Registration 10:30am to 11am; Class 11am to 1pm

Displaying Clothesline Project T-Shirts at various locations including Cranberry Mall, Clarion University Venango College, the Oil City Library, and the Oil City YWCA (from Oct 15-31)

Ribbon displays representing people in Venango County whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence.

Women's Resources of Monroe County

5K Race Walk
Sunday, Oct. 22. Registration begins at 7am; Race begins at 8am. Most creative purple outfit wins a prize!
Pleasant Valley School District. Contact Shawn Rivers at 570.424.2093 ext. 19

Visit www.wrmonroe.org/5K for more information.

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