OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH





There is a saying: “You can’t understand another’s experience
until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” Walk a Mile in Her
Shoes® asks men to literally walk one mile in women’s shoes
to get the community talking about violence against women.
Albemarle Hopeline will sponsor such an event on Saturday,
October 8 at Northeastern High School’s athletic field in Elizabeth
City. Registration is at 8:00 am with the walk beginning at
9:00. There is no fee to walk, and men, women and children
are invited to come and participate.
Men representing law enforcement across the Albemarle
region will start the walk off by walking a lap around the track in
women’s shoes with other walkers falling in behind to walk a 4
lap mile.
October 8 – Walk A Mile In Her Shoes®
This event is part of Hopeline’s recognition of Domestic Violence
Awareness Month. Each October Hopeline joins other organizations
around the country in honoring those affected by intimate partner
abuse and remembering those lives lost to the violence. During
the first eight months of 2016, 40 women, men and children in North
Carolina died as a result of domestic violence.
Other events planned for October:
Friday, October 7 from 5 – 9 p.m. - Elizabeth City’s “First Friday
Art Walk”
Hopeline will display artwork done by survivors of domestic
violence at the Selig’s Building
Friday, October 29 - “Purple for Peace Day”
Individuals, businesses, schools, and organizations show support
by wearing purple and sending photos to Hopeline to post on their
Facebook page.
For more information on participating in any of these events or to
learn how you can help put an end to domestic violence, call
Albemarle Hopeline at 252-338-5338.
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