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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

2012 Domestic Violence Awareness Month events

2012 Domestic Violence Awareness Month events

Updated September 26, 2012
If you have an event planned for Domestic Violence Awareness Month and would like to see it listed here, please send event details, including date, time, location, name of organization organizing the event, name of organization receiving proceeds from the event (if applicable), and information on how to RSVP (if applicable) to Allison Smith at   

September 27th
 September 28th
  • Peachtree City – Annual 5K “Run from Domestic Violence” at City Hall.v Registration begins 5:00 p.m., race begins 6:00 p.m.  Register on site or at  All funds raised go to Promise Place Domestic Violence Shelter.
 October 1st through October 31st
  • Savannah – Walk In Their Shoes exhibit at Oglethorpe Mall
 October 1st
  • Rome - Local domestic violence program Hospitality House will serve as guest speaker on local radio show “Talk of the Town with Nelle Reagan,” AM 1470 WRGA.  Tune in at 9:00 a.m.
  • Rome - Clothesline Project, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired, 336 Broad Street, Suite 201.  Bring your own t-shirt to design as part of this display to honor those who have been impacted by domestic violence.
  • Savannah – Ribbon Tying Ceremony, Forsyth Park.  To mark the commencement of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, SAFE Shelter will tie purple ribbons around the perimeter trees in Savannah’s historic Forsyth Park. 
 October 2nd
  • Rome - Annual Candlelight Vigil, Rotary Plaza (between the Forum and the courthouse, downtown Rome.  Refreshments at 6:30 p.m., program at 7:00 p.m.
  • Winder – 12th Annual Candlelight Vigil, Old Barrow County Courthouse.  The vigil will commence with a brief introduction of the Awareness Art Exhibit at the Old Barrow County Courthouse from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by a march to the Winder Pavilion for the official candlelight ceremony from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. to honor those who have lost their lives to domestic violence.  
 October 2nd through October 31st
  • Winder – Artwork display and sale, Old Barrow County Courthouse.  Begins with opening reception on Oct. 2 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., immediately preceding candlelight vigil at 7:30 p.m.  Ten percent of artwork sales goes to benefit Peace Place, Inc.
 October 4th
  • Atlanta – Caminar Latino’s 3rd Annual Gracias Party, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Park Tavern, 500 10th St NE.  Please RSVP to  Admission free, suggested donation $15.
  • Statesboro – “Dancing with the Statesboro Stars 2012”, Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.  Proceeds benefit Citizens Against Violence, Inc.  Tickets are now on sale through the Performing Arts Center box office at 912.478.7999 or online at  Vote for your favorite couple at
 October 5th
  • Brunswick – “High Heels, High Hopes” Fashion Show, 6:00 p.m., Art Downtown, 1413 Newcastle Street.  Admission $10.  Proceeds benefit Glynn Community Crisis Center.
  • Hiram – Candlelight vigil, 7:00 p.m., Ben Hill Strickland Sr. Memorial Park (corner of Hwy. 92 and Oak Street).  For more information, call 770-443-5213,
  • Lithonia - Annual Candlelight Vigil, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., The Mall at Stonecrest. Sponsored by the Stone Mountain-Lithonia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Thomasville – 12th Annual Kick-Off Rally for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 11:30 a.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Parish Hall.  Sponsored by Halcyon Home for Battered Women.
 October 6th
 October 9th
  • Gainesville – 8th Annual Domestic Violence Breakfast and Briefing, 8:00 to 9:00 a.m., Gainesville Public Safety Building, 701 Queen City Parkway.  Sponsored by the Hall County Domestic Violence Task Force and Gateway Domestic Violence Center.  Event is free and open to the public.
 October 10th
  • National Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day.  Partnerships with local women’s healthcare offices to distribute info about the effect of domestic violence on women’s health.  For information to share in your doctor’s office, go to
  • Atlanta – Domestic Violence in the Workplace 2012 Conference, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., The Home Depot Corporate Headquarters.  Presented by Partnership Against Domestic Violence.  For more information or to register, visit
  • Rome - Lunch & Learn: The Effect of Domestic Violence on Women’s Health, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Georgia Highlands School of Nursing, Rome Campus Annex.  Pizza, salad, drinks, and volunteer hours available.
 October 12th
  • Calhoun – Golf tournament, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Calhoun Elks Lodge, 143 Craigtown Road Northeast.  Proceeds benefit Tranquility House.  For more information, call 770-386-8093.
  • Jonesboro – “Face and Shades of Domestic Violence in the Faith Community”, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Higher Living Christian Church.  Presented by Sisters Empowerment Network and Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center.
 October 13th
  • Cornelia – 2012 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, downtown Cornelia.  Registration at 9:00 a.m., walk at 10:00 a.m. from the Post Office and ending at the historic train depot.  Admission is free and open to the public.  Presented by the Family Violence Task Force of the Mountain Judicial Circuit. For more information or to register, visit
  • Douglasville – 4th Annual S.H.A.R.E. House Paws-an-Effect Dog Show, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Deer Lick Park, 2105 Mack Road.  Free admission.  All event proceeds will benefit S.H.A.R.E. House.  For more information, visit
  • Stone Mountain – E.P.I.C. 5k Walk, “Walking Into a New D.A.W.N.”  Stone Mountain Park.  Registration/Signup at 8:30 a.m., walk starts at 10 a.m.  Registration $10.  Bring a business suit to give to women in safe houses!  Register at
 October 18th
  • Atlanta – 5th Annual International Dessert Night, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Womble Carlyle.  Tickets are $45 and may be purchased via PayPal on IWH’s Facebook page or by contacting Anna Blau at 770-413-5557.  Proceeds benefit International Women’s House.  For more information, visit
  • Decatur – 21st Annual Candlelight Vigil, 7:00 p.m., Gazebo in Decatur Square.  Presented by Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence.
  • Thomasville – 16th Annual Candlelight Vigil, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Parish Hall.  Silent march at 6:30 p.m., vigil at 7:00 p.m.  Presented by Halcyon Home for Battered Women.
 October 19th
  • Dalton – 6th Annual Domestic Violence Conference, 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Dalton State College, Gignilliat Memorial Hall.  Registration is $35.  Presented by the Conasauga Family Violence Alliance.  For registration information, go to
  • Rome – 2012 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, Heritage Park (across from Barron Stadium).  Check-in at 11:00 a.m., walk begins at 12:00 p.m.  For more information or to register, visit
 October 20th
 October 21st
  • Marietta – Youth Track or Treat Fun Run, Marietta High School, 1171 Whitlock Avenue SW.  Registration 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., warm up 2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., run at 2:30 p.m.  Benefits the YWCA of Northwest Georgia domestic violence shelter.  For more information or to register, visit
 October 22nd
 October 23rd
  • Rome - Panel discussion, 12:00 p.m., Seven Hills Rotary Club, Coosa Country Club, 110 Branham Avenue.  Advocates, therapists, and law enforcement will share perspectives on domestic and dating violence.
 October 24th
  • Atlanta – Silent No More Candlelight Vigil, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, 235 Andrew Young Boulevard Northwest.  Featuring inspirational domestic violence survivor stories, live performance courtesy of Praise 102.5 FM, and a candlelight vigil in remembrance of victims in Georgia.  Free and open to the public.  Light refreshments served.  Sponsored PADV, International Women’s House, Securus House, and GCADV.  For more information, visit
 October 25th
  • Atlanta – “Walking Among Us, Today & Forever,” an event to honor and remember those who have passed and celebrate those who have survived.  5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Latin America Association, 2750 Buford Highway.
  • Marietta – Vigil, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Grover Park, Historic Marietta Square.  Presented by YWCA of Northwest Georgia, Cobb Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter, and the Solicitor General’s Office of Cobb County.
  • Newnan – Vegas Nights, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Healthy Life Chiropractic, 2753 E. Hwy 34, Suite 1.  Ages 21 and older.  RSVP by calling Candy at 770-683-9454.
 October 26th
  • Toccoa – Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil, 7:00 p.m., Henderson Falls Park Amphitheatre.  Presented by the Family Violence Task Force of the Mountain Judicial Circuit.
 October 27th
 October 28th
 October 30th
  • Rome - Hospitality House for Women’s Annual Meeting, 6:00 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Daniel Hall, downtown Rome.  Refreshments will be served.  Interested community members welcome.
 November 3rd

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