Week Without Violence
One in four women have been a victim of domestic violence. Unsettling statistics such as this prove that violence in cities, schools, work places and homes continues to affect us all. In a nationwide effort to eliminate violence in our communities, the YWCA hosts an annual week of events to raise consciousness and involvement. YWCA Knoxville has created activities and discussions for the community in an attempt to educate and raise awareness for domestic violence.
The 2012 YWCA Knoxville Week Without Violence will be held on October 15th – 20th and will include various events, ending with the YWCA Purple and Persimmon Walk.
Visual displays honoring victims of domestic violence
Shown all week at Pellissippi and University of Tennessee campuses
Dating Violence Workshop at the University of Tennessee
In partnership with University of Tennessee Center for Leadership and Service
Wednesday, October 17th, 4p.m., University Center (room 221)
Cinema y Discusión
Screening of the movie Take My Eyes with post-discussion and snacks
Thursday, October 18th, 6p.m., YWCA (420 W. Clinch Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902)
Purple & Persimmon Walk: Honoring Victims of Domestic Violence
Memory walk dedicated to victims of domestic violence
Friday, October 19th, 12p.m., YWCA (420 W. Clinch Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902)
Enough! Volunteer Recruitment
YWCA citizen volunteer corps to assist in efforts to service victims and end violence
Deadline to apply for the second round of recruits is October 19th, www.ywcaknox.com.
More than a Few Good Men
Highlighting men in our community who take a stand against violence
Email your name and photo to DBenson@ywcaknox.com to participate.
Anita Gregg Luncheon, October 26th – For tickets, call 865-215-5160.
Take Back The Night October 25th, 6p.m. UT Women’s Coordinating Council, (865) 974-3868
For more information please visit: www.ywcaknox.com or call (865) 523-6126
FACT SHEET: Dating Violence
FACT SHEET: Violence Against Women