Salt Lake City, Utah – Domestic and intimate partner violence impacts the lives of thousands of Utahns each year; nationally, millions are impacted.
For the next thirty-one days – October 1 thru October 31 – individuals across the nation will be seeing and hearing a lot about domestic violence: the signs, support options, safe resources, and the need for trauma-informed responses and common-sense gun legislation. A dedicated ‘Week of Action’ will take place October 19-23 with daily call-to-action activities designed to increase awareness and safety.
Utah Domestic Violence Coalition is partnering with prevention and care providers, law enforcement officials, sports teams, communities, and nationally known advocates to promote awareness and to engage the community in the effort to stop domestic and intimate partner violence in Utah.
“Domestic violence thrives when we are silent,” said Liz Watson, associate director of Utah Domestic Violence Coalition. “When we take a stand, and work together, we can end domestic violence.”
A calendar detailing events across the state is available online: http://udvc.org/domestic-violence-awareness-month/
Additionally, attached is a document detailing free public screenings of “Private Violence,” a HBO documentary that explores the deadly impact of domestic violence in the place women should feel the most safe – their homes. Kit Gruelle, the victim advocate featured in the documentary, will be in attendance at all screenings and will be available for media interviews. Q&A with Gruelle and local community partners will follow each screening.
Utah Statistics: http://www.health.utah.gov/vipp/topics/domestic-violence/
Free, Confidential 24-Hour Hotline: 1-800-897-LINK (5465)
Our Mission: Creating a state where domestic and sexual violence are intolerable.
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The 2nd Dancing with the Deaf Stars event will take place at the gala to raise funds for Deaf victims of abuse on Saturday, October 24th at the Marriott Hotel in Orem, Utah!
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