Domestic Violence Awareness: Events

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Each year in October Safe Horizon commemorates victims and survivors of domestic violence during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join us and our community partners for special events and activities and learn how you can help make a difference for families in crisis through our programs and services.

October 1 - 31, 2012
Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Commemorated nationally. President Barack Obama has declared October 2012 as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the U.S., commemorating victims and survivors of domestic violence and raising awareness about one of the major public health issues for families and communities.

October 1 - 31, 2012
The Clothesline Project at Jacobi Medical Center
Jacobi Medical Center, 1400 Pelham Parkway South, Bldg. 8, Bronx, NY

In honor of survivors of domestic violence, the Jacobi Medical Center presents its annual "Clothesline Project," displaying special t-shirts with messages of encouragement and hope. For more information, call 718.918.5419.

October 1 - 10, 2012 
A Call for Letters to Harriet:By the Black Women's Blueprint

279 Empire Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY

The Black Women's Blueprint highlights Harriet Tubman as history rarely shows her: as a survivor of domestic violence. To honor Harriet Tubman, the Black Women's Blueprint is accepting letters to Harriet from survivors, community members, and others, which will be showcased in a special exhibit on October 12. For more information contact Black Women's Blueprint at bwb.harriettubman@gmail.comor visit

October 2, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Shine a Light on Domestic Violence in Times Square

Times Square at Broadway, 7th Avenue, and West 44th Street
New York, NY

Join Safe Horizon, the Office of the Borough of the Manhattan President, and our partners to commemorate October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a special presentation in Times Square.

October 5,2012 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Safe Horizon at the Allen AME Women's Resource Center

Allen AME Church, 110-31 Merrick Boulevard, Queens, NY

Safe Horizon's Queens Criminal Court Program staff will be at Allen AME's Women's Resource Center providing their expertise on issues related to domestic violence and abuse.

October 11, 2012 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Domestic Violence Awareness Fair at Jacobi Medical Center
1400 Pelham Parkway South, Bronx, NY

Join Safe Horizon and other community partners for this special health fair hosted by Jacobi Medical Center. Meet our staff in person and learn more about our work on behalf of victims of domestic violence and other crimes.

October 18, 2012 from 8:30am to 1:00pm
Family Wellness Event

Queens Family Court, 151-20 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica,NY

Safe Horizon, the Office of Court Services, and NYS Access to Justice host a family event for visitors to the courthouse. Meet Safe Horizon staff and our partners, get resources, and learn more about assistance for court visitors.

CANCELED DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY - October 30, 2012 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Panel Discussion: "Love in the Age of Hip-Hop"

Barnard College, 117th Street and Broadway, New York, NY

Safe Horizon board member Sil Lai Abrams moderates "Love in the Age of Hip-Hop: Is Black Media Creating a Culture of Relationship Violence?" on Tuesday, October 30 at the Julius S. Held Lecture Hall at Barnard College in New York City.

The panel highlights the impact of television, music, movies, online media, and magazines on the Black community regarding relationships and domestic violence. Confirmed panelists include Ejeris Dixon, Alfred Edmonds, Jr., Karen Hunter, Jamal Joseph, Kierna Mayo, and Dr. Scyatta Wallace.

Please RSVP to For more information or media/press inquiries, contact

CANCELED DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY - October 31, 2012 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Katra Lounge, 217 Bowery, New York, NY

Join our supporters for a spooky-good time - in the name of helping victims of domestic violence and other crimes. Safe Horizon's Monster Mash takes places on Halloween. Tickets are $20 general admission; $100 VIP pass (which includes open bar). For more information visit

In New York City and looking for more events? View the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence community calendar here.

See more upcoming events by visiting Safe Horizon's Calendar.

Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.

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