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Monthly Roundup: News Highlights from October

October 31, 2013

Each month, we give you a roundup of the highlights in national and local news relevant to social justice topics. Our goal is to let the stories spark productive conversations that can help create change.
 

Redskins, Rebels and Lingering Racial Injustice

October 24, 2013

Rebecca Harkless is a second year AmeriCorps member serving in the YWCA Central Alabama’s Social Justice Department. In her service, Rebecca co-facilitates Heritage Panel trainings in area high schools and middle schools. She has also been on staff for Anytown Alabama.
 
Sunday night. Sunday night football. Washington Redskins versus the Dallas Cowboys.

Peace@Work Teaches the Signs of Domestic Violence in the Workplace

October 23, 2013

At the YWCA Central Alabama, we know that domestic violence does not stay in the home. The cycle of violence most often follows the victim and the abuser in other parts of life. Being the area’s only certified provider of domestic violence services, it is crucial that we recognize where domestic violence is prevalent, especially in places where we trust we can be safe.

Pink & Purple: Creating a New Movement and Conversation

October 17, 2013

For me and so many others this is not just about a race for the cure for both issues. This is about the conversation of breast cancer and domestic violence awareness in the month of October becoming a full conversation that impacts, encourages and educates while eradicating the SILENCE that leaves women vulnerable to both domestic violence and diseases like breast cancer.

Week Without Violence Events Help Raise Awareness of DV

October 16, 2013

For over 20 years, the YWCA has dedicated the third week of October to being a Week Without Violence. This year, Week Without Violence is October 14 – 20. A part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the mission of Week Without Violence is to mobilize people in communities across the United States to take action against all forms of violence, wherever it occurs.

Domestic Violence Awareness, An Opportunity to Save Lives

October 15, 2013

Johnny LeeJohnny Lee is the Founder of Peace@Work, an agency dedicated to the prevention of violence, in and through the workplace.  Previously, he was the Workplace Violence Specialist for the State of North Carolina and the Victim Services Coordinator for the Asheville Police Department.  He also provides the ePanicButton, the Threat Assessment Tool and the Rampage Report.

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