October is Domestic Violence Month | SierraSun.com

October is Domestic Violence Month

In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Tahoe Women’s Services will be raising public consciousness and rallying individuals to help eliminate violence in the community throughout the month of October.

To support the 2nd Annual National Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day, Tahoe Women’s Services will be hosting a panel discussion on Oct. 5 at the Kings Beach Conference Center from noon to 2 p.m. called “Screening to Prevent Abuse.” All community members are welcome to attend and hear this discussion.

Other community awareness projects will be occurring through October, one of which is the “Awareness Through Music” project. Local radio stations are offering their support by dedicating a song each day of the month to those affected by domestic violence.

There will also be an on-the-air radio interview with TWS Executive Director, Christie Cruikshank, addressing these issues on “Talk of Tahoe” KOWL 1490 AM on Oct. 19 at 8:30 a.m.

The religious community is also acknowledging Domestic Violence Awareness Month in a number of different ways. Participants include: Calvary Chapel in Truckee and Tahoe Faith Fellowship in Tahoe City.

TWS is also bringing visibility to these issues through the “Silent Witness Display,” an exhibit that consists of life-size wooden female silhouettes that are painted red and bear the names and stories of women who have lost their lives as a result of domestic violence. We will also be displaying signature posters alongside these statues for people to sign to personally state that they will not tolerate violence in their community. Look for these displays during the week of Oct. 16-20 at the Joseph Center in Truckee, Safeway in Tahoe City and Kings Beach and Truckee, and Raley’s in Incline Village.

Purple ribbons will also be available for all community members throughout the month at many local businesses and organizations locally.

For information about activities or events, call 582-9117.

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