13th—Organize Your Butterflies Podcast. Created by the YWCA USA. Download, listen, and share this special Week Without Violence 2019 edition of Organize Your Butterflies. You can listen starting the 13th by clicking the link above.
14th-#MMIW Indigenous People’s Day “ Indian women are murdered at more than 10 times the national average” – Savanna’s Act. Please stop by to learn more about this crisis within the indigenous community and to view our silent vigil on the front lawn of the YWCA at 301 North Street, Batavia. We will have a silhouette display with stories and statistics of missing and murdered Indigenous women. We welcome anyone who may want to bring flowers in honor of those women who are missing or have been murdered.
15th-Capitol Hill Call-In Day Strengthening policies that support survivors and help prevent gender-based violence starts with constituents like you! This Capitol Hill Call-In Day, we invite you to engage your Members of Congress. Click the link below to find out who your representative is. https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative. We will share a script and a video to help you make those calls on the 15th.
16th-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. Please click the link below to download and print our fillable poster. Take a campaign selfie with your poster and post it on your social media using the statement #WWV19 I’m #onamission to end gender– based violence because everyone deserves to be safe. Join me!
17th-Ending Gun Violence: Disarming Domestic Abusers “1 in 3 female murder victims and 1 in 20 male murder victims are killed by intimate partners”-NCADV. Bushido Martial Arts, located at 4152 W. Main St Rd, Suite 11 in Batavia, has donated space in their self-defense class on October 17th from 6:30-8:00 PM. The class will focus on defense when threatened with a gun or knife. Call to register. 585.343.5808
18th–Make the Local Focal: Where Do Your Local Officials Stand? To find your local officials and contact information please visit https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials. Ask questions and find out what their positions are on polices that support survivors.