Domestic Violence Awareness

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). 

Read below about our month of activities and events!

Thank you to our DVAM sponsors:

   

Thanks to our sponsors and to our friends at: KLCC, Eclectic Edge Racing, Potter Decals, and Pacific Source for their support.

 

 

Recent Events

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

Musician Kris Ray performing at the Vigil

Our first event this month was powerful and unique. For our Vigil for Victims and Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence, we had community speeches, music by Kris Ray, and speeches from a survivor speaker along with Mayor Vinis.

Two attendees hold hands and wear ribbons as part of the ceremony

Everyone in attendance elected to take part in our ribbon ceremony to demonstrate survivor strength. Each color of ribbon denoted a different type of abuse suffered in our community. These ribbons were then tied to a Circle of Strength wreath, which now hangs proudly at City Hall.

 

 

October 14th: Wonder Run

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Wonder Run!
We had a great 5k and raised almost $3500 with 171 runners, walkers, and rollers!

 

 

 

 

October 19th: Reunion and Community Celebration

The Reunion and Community Celebration was wonderful!
Thank you to our sponsors, most especially to Rosaria Haugland.
So many of our community partners, long term supporters, elected officials, past leaders of Womenspace, as well as one of our founders: Julie Aspinwall-Lamberts, were in attendance to help honor Kitty Piercy with the 2017 Founders Award. The gathering of friends and partners exemplified the spirit of our community.

October 24th: Womenspace Open House

On October 24th, we opened out office doors to the public! The Womenspace Open House was filled with education, laughter, community, and waffles! Thanks again to everyone who came to meet us and to Off the Waffle for catering the event.