DVAM Events

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Please join us in our efforts to promote awareness, educate on healthy relationship and put a end to Domestic Violence.



October 1st – 31st 

Show your support, wear  purple!

Courage Connection is asking you, your staff, friends and family to wear in purple in honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October. Wear it to school, the office, the gym or anywhere. Choose a day to wear purple  in October, post a picture of you and your friends in your purple gear. Tag us –#2018safetysupportsuccess , so we can share your pic’s on social media.  Don’t forget to tell others why you are wearing purple and help us raise awareness against domestic violence.

Don’t have anything purple to wear. Stop by Connections Resale Store at Lincoln Square in Urbana. We got you covered and remember profits help victims and survivor of Domestic Violence.







Together we will paint the town purple and stand against Domestic Violence.


October 2nd  

Clothesline Project  at Parkland College

10am – 2pm in Student Union at Parkland


Clothesline Projects all over the world remind people of the real meaning of violence statistics that are often ignored. It originated in Hyannis, Massachusetts in 1990 when a member of the Cape Cod’s Women’s Defense Agenda learned that during the same time 58,000 soldiers were killed in the Vietnam War, 51,000 U.S. women were killed by the men who claimed to love them. The Clothesline Project provides impactful awareness to domestic violence, and sexual violence. It is a visual reminder of statistics that we often ignore.

The T shirt art will be created on site with messages of support and remembrance of Domestic Violence survivors and victims. Students and staff will create T shirts at Parkland that will then hang on display in the Student Center, Gallery Lounge and D-Wing for the month of October beginning October 6th.

The Clothesline Project will also be created and displayed in Lincoln Square, Urbana beginning October 6th. See Connections 10th Anniversary event for details.



October 6th

Connections 10th Anniversary and Resource Fair

10am -2pm at Connection in Lincoln Square, Urbana

Entertainment will include our Peace Jam and Community Resource Fair .

Our soon to be neighbor, the IDEA store will be hosting  “The Clothesline Project”. Attendees will be creating t shirts that will be on display in Lincoln Square the month of October in front of our store, Connections




October 16th

“Home Truth” Documentary 

Parkland college, Room C118

 Showing times at 2:30 pm,  4:30 pm and  6:30 pm

Courage Connection with Parkland College will host 3 screening of the movie Home Truth.  It is about Jessica (Gonzales) Lenahan who lost her 3 daughters at the hands of her estranged husband’s violation of an emergency order of protection. The movie showcases her battle and mission of justice (http://www.hometruthfilm.com/ ) Event is free and open to the public

October 18th

“Home Truth” Panel Discussion

Parkland college, Room U140

 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us Thursday at Parkland College as we host a community panel discussion  on the  movie “Home Truth”.  It will include a video call to Jessica (Gonzales) Lenahan  and will feature local  health care professionals, domestic violence specialists and a representative from Champaign Police department.

October 25th

Candlelight Vigil

Champaign County Courthouse, 101 E. Main in Urbana

 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for a Candlelight Vigil to honor and recognize victims and survivors of Domestic Violence. It will feature guest speakers along with an open mic platform for sharing.