Various community events to be held in October
Throughout October, communities across the country will mourn for those whose lives were taken by domestic violence, celebrate the tremendous progress victim advocates have made over the years and connect with one another to end domestic violence.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children.
Each year, DAIS (Domestic Abuse Intervention Services) commemorates Domestic Violence Awareness Month by hosting a number of community events and awareness raising efforts.
The 5th Annual Dress for DAIS Fashion Show will be held on Thursday, October 15, at the Overture Center for the Arts. This event merges big city fashion with the style and generosity of the Madison area. Tickets to Dress for DAIS Fashion Show can be purchased online or by calling (608) 807- 4021.For more information visit http://abuseintervention.org/fashion-show/.
The 2015 Dine Out for DAIS will take place on Thursday, October 22. This year, 88 restaurants throughout Dane County will participate by donating 10% of their sales on the day of the event. By participating in Dine Out for DAIS, diners are not only raising funds for DAIS, they are also raising awareness and supporting local businesses that care about the issue of domestic violence. Visit http://abuseintervention.org/dine-out/ to find a list of participating restaurants.
DAIS will also be hosting the Interfaith Teen Summit on Saturday, October 24 to discuss healthy relationships in a complicated world for students in grades 7-12. This summit will be held at First United Methodist Church, 203 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison, WI. For questions or to RSVP, contact Aly Jarocki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a full list of community events commemorating Domestic Violence Awareness Month, please visit http://abuseintervention.org/dvam/