Take A Stand is a call to action meant to bring attention to the issue of domestic violence for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and throughout the year. By taking a stand we intend to remind the nation that there are still countless people–victims and survivors, their children and families, their friends and family, their communities–impacted by domestic violence. We, all of us, should not stop until society has zero tolerance for domestic violence and until all victims and survivors can be heard.
Domestic violence thrives when we are silent; but if we take a stand and work together, we can end domestic violence. Throughout the month of October, help SHRCC to raise awareness about domestic violence and join in our efforts to end violence.
Things you can do:
- Make a donation to SHRCC in honor of the people in your life who have been impacted by domestic violence.
- Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram to learn more about domestic violence.
- Wear purple — the color of Domestic Violence Awareness Month — during the month of October and use this as a way to tell others why ending domestic violence is important to you.
- Change your social media profile and cover photos.
- Learn more about the movement.
- Promote Healthy Realtionships and respect in your community.
- See if your workplace has a domestic violence program in place.
- Learn about resources available in your community.
Dancers stopped traffic on Main Street for a good cause Thursday night.
About 50 dancers affiliated with No Excuse for Abuse of Spartanburg came together for the international movement, One Billion Rising. The dancers performed between Converse and Liberty Street.
“We stand proud as sisters,” said Jan Hammett, of No Excuse for Abuse. “Never let anyone paralyze your spirit. Be real, be authentic.”
The global movement is called One Billion Rising: No Excuse for Abuse. The name derives from data that indicates 1 in 3 women on Earth will be beaten or raped in her lifetime. With a world population of 7 billion, this adds up to more than one billion abused women and girls.
This inclusive family event will take place in downtown Spartanburg on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013. All women and children and those that love them are invited to join us in dance and have fun while focusing on the spirit of the community and putting a stop to abuse and violence.
Please join us as we dance our way to “No Excuse for Abuse” on Valentine’s Day, 2013!
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|Time:||Thursday, February 14, 2013 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST|
Downtown Spartanburg (Spartanburg, SC)
The Plaza – 174 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Sheriff David Taylor of the Union County Sheriff’s Office received a Leadership Award from SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition
October 2, 2012 @ The Union County Silent Witness Vigil.
The Leadership Award is presented to individuals who display leadership through actions above and beyond the ordinary.
This award recognizes their outstanding leadership in this community.
Thank you Sheriff Taylor for all you do for victims of domestic violence in Union County.