Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Join us this October for DVAM 2017

Womenspace is grateful for the support of our community.
Below is a list of our fundraising events and campaigns for DVAM this October.

 

Sunday, October 1st: Vigil for Victims and Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

6:00-7:00pm at Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza

Join us in remembering victims, standing up for survivors, and fighting for a safe community! Community members of all ages and genders are invited to attend a vigil in support of victims and survivors of intimate partner violence. Together we will remember victims killed by an intimate partner, celebrate survivors who have overcome abuse, and support those currently experiencing domestic violence.

The vigil will include live music and speeches from community leaders including Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis. The event will conclude after a ribbon ceremony to recognize different forms of abuse survived in our community.

Saturday, October 14th: Wonder Run

10:30am at Alton Baker Park

Run, walk, roll, and fly with us at our superhero-themed premiere 5k! Athletes of all abilities, supporters of Womenspace, and heroes of all ages are invited to attend or participate in Womenspace’s Wonder Run this October. The event will raise funds for Womenspace and awareness of intimate partner violence in our community. The race will begin at 10:30am on Saturday, October 14th at Alton Baker Park, and will be followed by an awards ceremony and costume contest.

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 Beir Stein (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.

Click here to register: https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=127740

 

Thursday, October 19: Reunion and Community Celebration

6:00 to 8:00pm at Venue 252

On October 19th, Womenspace invites you to a Reunion and Celebration in honor of our many supporters over the decades. Enjoy heavy appetizers and delightful tastings, paired with wine, cider or beer while moving through Womenspace stations and learning about our programs.

We will be honoring Kitty Piercy with the Womenspace Founders Award for her years of service and unwavering commitment to the rights and dignity of domestic violence survivors. We celebrate her compassion and legacy; she truly exemplifies the spirit of our founders through her collaboration and partnership to keep our community safe.

Join us for an evening of celebration, acknowledgement, fun and engagement all while helping to ensure that survivors and their families can live a life free from fear and abuse.

Tickets for this event are $75 per person or $700 for a table of 10 friends.

To purchase tickets, please visit our registration page

 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017: Womenspace Open House

4:00-6:00pm at the Womenspace Office, 1577 Pearl St Suite 200

Womenspace is thrilled to be hosting an open house this October. For this special event, we will open our office to community members, business partners, and supporters who would like to learn more about the services the organization provides. The event will be catered by Off the Waffle and is free and open to the public.

RSVP for this free event here

Please call Sofia at 541-485-8232 with any questions or to volunteer. Stay tuned for more information on DVAM Events!