Join us in remembering victims, standing up for survivors, and fighting for a safe community!
All community members are invited to attend a vigil in support of victims and survivors of intimate partner violence. As the opening event for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the vigil will remember victims killed by an intimate partner, celebrate survivors who have overcome abuse, and support community members who are currently surviving abuse from an intimate partner.
Community members of all ages and genders are encouraged to attend this event. The vigil will include music, acknowledgment and remembrance of those whom we have lost to intimate partner violence, words from community leaders, and information on how to get involved in the fight against intimate partner violence.
Athletes of all abilities and supporters of Womenspace are invited to attend or participate in Womenspace’s premiere 5k run/walk to raise both funds and awareness of the effects of intimate partner violence in our community and at large.
The race will begin at 11:00am on Saturday, October 14th at Alton Baker Park. The registration fee for adults (and youth aged 12+) is $25, or $40 with a t-shirt. Registration for youth (aged 11 and under) is $15, or $30 with a t-shirt.
All funds will benefit Womenspace. Follow the link below to register by October 9th, with race packet pickups scheduled for October 11th and 12th from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Womenspace main office (located on the 2nd floor at 1577 Pearl Street) and on October 13th from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Womenspace office, and additionally, from 5:00pm-8:00pm at the Beirstein (located at 1591 Willamette Street).
Dogs are more than welcome to come to the park and be present at the event (we love dogs)! However, for safety reasons it will not be possible for canine friends to actually run in the race along with their humans.
Womenspace is a local nonprofit organization that serves victims and survivors of domestic violence in intimate partner relationships. They provide emergency crisis intervention to help victims and their children escape the immediate danger of abusive relationships. Womenspace also provides educational and outreach opportunities, with the goal of creating a community free from violence and abuse.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and as Womenspace CEO, Julie Weismann notes, “a run is a fitting way to celebrate the strength and resilience of survivors of intimate partner violence.” Runners and supporters alike are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superhero to celebrate the heroism of survivors who have overcome abuse and communities who stand against violence in intimate partner relationships.
For more information about the Wonder Run or other Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) events, please contact Development Director, Mallory Davis at 541-485-8232.
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Womenspace is very happy to announce that we are starting a new support group for Spanish speakers on Thursdays 5 – 7 pm.
Our first meeting will be June 1st. This is not a replacement for our current group on Tuesdays (12 -2 pm)