PUBLIC AWARENESS MARCHES


June 8, 2017


Dear DVAC Members and Supporters:

Domestic Violence Awareness Marches have long been a key activity for DVAC.  The purpose of these marches is to raise awareness of the impact of domestic violence in the Mecklenburg County community.  Traditionally, marches have occurred the Thursday following a domestic violence-related homicide in Mecklenburg County.  Marches have taken place on the square at Trade and Tryon at 12:15 PM.

During the opening months of 2017, DVAC sought and received member feedback that has challenged us to expand the reach of DVAC beyond the Hal Marshall County Services Center where our monthly meetings occur, beyond the square of Trade and Tryon, and into less visible and underserved parts of Mecklenburg County.  In a move to respond to this feedback and promote inclusive domestic violence advocacy work, DVAC is excited to announce some changes to domestic violence awareness marches going forward.

Timing:  Rather than occurring the Thursday following a homicide, marches will occur in March, June, and September.  DVAC will culminate the year in December with the annual Domestic Violence Memorial Tree Ceremony at CMPD headquarters.  We’re also looking at trying different days and times for the marches in order to increase accessibility for people with various obligations and work schedules.

Location:  You’ll notice our marches branching out into different parts of Mecklenburg County, including less central parts of Charlotte as well as surrounding towns.  The goal is to include those who may not have had an opportunity to participate in marches before.  We aim to spread awareness that domestic violence impacts our entire community, and everyone has a role to play in supporting survivors and holding offenders accountable.

Partnerships:  We hope to partner with other organizations in Mecklenburg County to host marches, particularly organizations connected with historically marginalized and underserved communities.  The idea is to increase outreach to these communities and recognize the diversity of domestic violence.

The first of these new marches will occur on Saturday, June 24th in partnership with the Latin American Coalition.  We hope you will join us!



Flyers for this event are available in English and Spanish:

                                    
DVAC March June 24th - English.pdf DVAC March June 24th - English.pdf
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DVAC March June 24th - Spanish.pdf DVAC March June 24th - Spanish.pdf
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For more information about our outreach events and/or media inquiries, please contact dvac.charlotte@gmail.com

 

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