Elizabeth Alderson joins Claudia Pahls to understand October's National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which first began in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence as a Day of Unity to connect battered women’s advocates across the country.
Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture and status. It’s not just punches and black eyes -- it’s yelling, humiliation, stalking, manipulation, coercion, threats and isolation. It’s stealing a paycheck, keeping tabs online, non-stop texting, constant use the silent treatment, or calling someone stupid so often they believe it.
Nearly three out of four Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence. Now is time to take a stand. Support survivors and speak out against domestic violence all month long.
For DASAS, October means events.
10/8 7:00pm - Candlelight Vigil at Cass District Library
10/15 7:00pm - Candlelight Vigil at St. Joseph County Courthouse
10/19 7:00pm - "Behind the Mask" Masquerade Ball "Old Hollywood Gala" theme at Sturges-Young Auditorium in Sturgis
10/29 8:00am-12:00pm - Community Forum "Domestic Violence & Co-Occurring Trauma at Glen Oaks Community College
Visit https://www.dasasmi.org/ for resources or call our 24-hour hotline at 800-828-2023.