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:

   

 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017: Pints for a Cause at Ninkasi

12 noon-9:00pm

Come grab a beer and support Womenspace in the process! On October 17th from noon to nine, $1 of every pint sold at Ninkasi will benefit Womenspace. Support us during Domestic Violence Awareness Month by having some hops with your pals or enjoying a Tuesday date night.

Thursday, October 19, 2017: Reunion and Community Celebration

6:00 to 8:00pm at Venue 252

You are invited to our Reunion and Community Celebration!
 
This event will take place on October 19th, at Venue 252 from 6pm–8pm.
 
Enjoy heavy appetizers paired with wine, cider or beer while moving through Womenspace stations and learning about our programs. Dessert will also be served.
 
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. Kitty truly embodies the spirit of our collaborative, fierce, and determined founders.
 
Join us while we acknowledge our 40-year legacy and celebrate our community partners who provide the resources and services that survivors need in order to live a life free from abuse.

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

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017: Community Discussion

7:00pm at the Wesley Center, 2520 Harris St

What Do We Need From Boys and Men to Reduce Domestic Violence? A Community Discussion

Speakers: Rebecca Robinson, SASS, Representatives from Womenspace, & Jon Davies, Director, McKenzie River Men’s Center

On October 10th and 24th, we invite the community to join open discussions to address masculinity and domestic violence.

Violence towards women continues to occur at alarming rates. While men can be survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, over 90% of sexual assaults and most acts of domestic violence that result in serious injuries, are committed by men. 

Not only can men’s behavior be harmful to themselves but others as well. While most men are not violent, most acts of violence in our world are committed by men including domestic violence. 


Much of men’s behavior that is harmful to others and themselves is related to misguided efforts to maintain or prove one’s manhood.
Widely accepted ideas of what it means to be a man can guide men to behave in ways that are at times healthy and unhealthy to themselves and others.

We need new masculine ideals/images that encourage men’s health and promote men’s healthy relationships including involvement in domestic violence prevention. Come chat with us about what we as a community need from men and what men need from us to address this issue.

 

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

5:00 to 8:00pm at Hop Valley in Eugene

Come have a beer with us! On October 25th from 5-8pm, one dollar of every pint sold at Hop Valley will benefit Womenspace. Bring your buddies and HOP on down to meet us!

 

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

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