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Week Without Violence 2021

When:
October 18, 2021 – October 23, 2021 all-day
2021-10-18T00:00:00-04:00
2021-10-24T00:00:00-04:00

Monday, Oct. 18th

Imagine a World Without Violence

When we envision a world without violence, we begin to build a path to creating that world. Help us raise awareness about gender-based violence, support survivors, and envision a world without violence! Take a Week Without Violence campaign selfie (or group photo) using one of our customizable signs, tag us on social and use the hashtag #WWV21, and then tag 5 friends and challenge them to do the same! Check out our useful Week Without Violence guide for more info and sample social media posts. Can’t or don’t want to post a photo?

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Tuesday, Oct. 19th

Day of Action

We encourage you to urge your House Representatives to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) (H.R. 1620) and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) (H.R. 2119). These bills are instrumental in preventing gender-based violence and critical to strengthening resources for survivors.

If you’re not sure who your Representative is, Click Here.

Although HR 1620 and HR 2119 haven’t made it to the Senate yet, it’s never the wrong time to let your Senators know how important this topic is to you.

Capitol Hill Call-In Day: This Capitol Hill Call-In Day, we invite you to engage your Members of Congress by taking action online; calling your legislators; and engaging with these discussions on social media, using the hashtag #WWV21 and tweeting at your Member of Congress.  

Governor Ron DeSantis Call Tweet Email

US Senator Marco Rubio Call Tweet Email

US Senator Rick Scott Call Tweet Email

Make the Local Focal: Engage with your state and local elected officials on this important issue. Ask questions about their position on policies that support survivors and help hold them accountable.

Find Your State Senator Tool

Find Your State Representative Tool

Wednesday, Oct. 20th

Day of Giving

Support Your Local Domestic Violence Shelters & Organizations

Safe Space Foundation — operates 4 certified domestic violence shelters in Miami-Dade

Inn Transition North & Inn Transition South, Junior League of Miami

Women in Distress of Broward County, Inc. — Jim & Jan Morgan Family Center

SafeHouse of Seminole

Men Stopping Violence (national organization)

Women of Color Network, Inc. (national organization)

Thursday, Oct. 21st

Reimagining the Role of Resilience

Join us for a dynamic discussion that reimagines the role of resilience for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. By centering healing – including replenishment, rest, and recovery – and addressing the root causes of trauma and systemic violence, we can both disrupt the cycle of harm and open pathways for survivors to build thriving futures for themselves and their families.

Learn more and register for the event here

Friday, Oct. 22nd

#FeelGoodFriday brought to you by The Allstate Foundation

Follow along for #FeelGoodFriday, as we share stories of survivors who moved from surviving financial and domestic abuse to thriving with the Moving Ahead Curriculum.

Also, check out Episode #56 of Organize Your Butterflies in which Madeline Gregory, Philanthropy Manger, the Allstate Foundation discusses how The Allstate Foundation’s Moving Ahead Curriculum has made significant strides to serve survivors of GBV who need support when it comes to financial empowerment.

Saturday, Oct. 23rd

Self-Care Saturday

Support a local minority-owned business!

Black South Florida

Small & Minority Businesses