The V Word

Advocating to end sexual and domestic violence


October 2010

Ways to Support DV Advocacy #31 – write an Op-Ed for your paper

Write a letter to your local paper’s Op-Ed section on your views about domestic violence and what you would like your community to do.

Ways to Support DV Awareness #29 – YWCA’s Remember My Name Memorial

Host a “Remember My Name Memorial” to commemorate the lives of individuals who have died from domestic violence.

October 29th The YWCA of Richmond is hosting the 14th annual Remember My Name Memorial to commemorate the lives of individuals in our community who have died from domestic violence. The memorial will be held on October 29th at 7 pm at the Monument Heights Baptist Church. This nondenominational service commemorates those in the Greater Richmond and surrounding areas who have lost their lives due to domestic violence. During the ceremony, families, friends and community leaders will have the opportunity to speak on behalf of the victims or give testimonies about how domestic violence has affected their lives. This event is free and open to the public.

For information about submitting a name to the memorial or general information about Remember My Name, please contact Lauren Rosati at 804-643-6761 ext. 116 or

Ways to Support DV Awareness #28 – Use Goodsearch when you websearch to raise funds

Change your homepage to GoodSearch and set it to your favorite anti-violence center.  Every time you search, your center will earn some cents!

For Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault

Ways to Support Domestic Violence Awareness #27

Host a movie showing of a film that centers on interpersonal violence.  Include a panel discussion following the event.

October 27Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault, in collaboration with the University of Mary Washington and Student Anti-Violence Educators (SAVE) is hosting a movie showing of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo at the Dodd Auditorium.  6pm  Following the movie showing a discussion group will be led by Dr. Zukor, Chris Kilmartin, and Carol Olson

Ways to Support Domestic Violence Awareness #26 Red Flag Campaign

collaborate or volunteer with your local university to put on a Red Flag Campaign – a campus focused campaign implemented in Virginia by the Action Alliance to highlight safety in interpersonal relationships.

October 27-29 – Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault is collaborating with Student Anti-Violence Educators and Rappahannock Council on Domestic Violence on The Red Flag Campaign to be held at the University of Mary Washington.

Ways to Support Domestic Violence Awareness #25

Speak to your local city council or county commission about teen dating violence.

Ways to Support DV Awareness #24 – Walk a Mile in my Shoes

Plan a Walk a Mile In My Shoes event to raise awareness and funds for your local center.

October 24, 2010 Walk A Mile In My Shoes. Byrd Park Vita Course 09:00 a. m. – 1:00 p.m. Join us for a walk to discuss the children living in homes where Domestic Violence occurs frequently. Donate clothing, cell phones and shoes to help these families in times of need. We are focused on family relationships, friendships, and encouraging everyone to become empowered to help a friend affected by domestic violence. For additional information please contact Sgt. Carol D. Adams at 4th Precinct or 646-4105.

Ways to Support DV Awareness #23 – Attend Henrico county Resource event

Plan a resource event for Allied Professionals and Community Members

October 23 Resource Event for Allied Professionals and Community Members Sponsored by The Henrico Police Division of Police and Safe Harbor. 9am-12pm Henrico Training Center, 7701 E. Parham Road, Richmond.

The Henrico Police Division of Police and Safe Harbor are partnering to host a resource fair for all agencies, organizations, and individuals who interact with survivors of intimate partner violence and/or their children. Each participant will have an opportunity to share throughout the course of the morning about the resources that they provide to survivors and/or their children. For more information contact Stacie Vecchietti at 804-249-9470 x15.

Ways to Support DV Awareness #22 – Tell 5 friends

Tell five friends about domestic violence advocacy and what they can do to make a difference.

  1. Help them host a fundraiser
  2. Help them do a poster or flyer campaign
  3. Have them talk to a friend in need
  4. Help someone access a shelter if needed

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