Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Learn more. Get involved. Be an advocate.

Together, we help survivors succeed.


Did you know 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime?
Still think domestic violence is someone else’s business?
This October join Courage Connection in making domestic violence YOUR business. Down below is our calendar of events for DVAM – please join us!

THURSDAY, OCT 1ST – DVAM KICK OFF
10:30am-2:30pm
Parkland College/Lincoln Square Mall/Big Grove Tavern

Find Courage Connection around town sharing information on awareness about domestic violence and how to support those who are experiencing and/or have survived it. We’ll be located at Parkland College, Connections in Lincoln Square Mall, and Big Grove Tavern.

SUNDAY, OCT 4TH – WOMEN’S FITNESS 5K RUN/WALK
10:45am
Crystal Lake Park
206 W Park Street, Urbana

The Second Wind Running Club is hosting a 5K for women only, and all proceeds will be donated to the Courage Connection and the Crisis Nursery. Click here for more information.

WEDNESDAY, OCT 7TH – PAINT THE TOWN PURPLE
All Day
All Over Town

Wear your purple all day to speak out against domestic violence! Go purple!

WEDNESDAY, OCT 7TH – PEACE JAM
6:00-8:00pm
Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center
202 S Broadway Avenue, Urbana

Local artists will be presenting pieces on domestic violence, including artwork by Courage Connection clients. Enjoy an interactive art corner and refreshments for the whole family!

SATURDAY, OCT 24TH – ULTIMATE CHALLENGE BOOT CAMP
10:00-11:00am
mLAB Fitness
508 N Neil Street, Champaign

Challenge yourself while creating awareness for domestic violence. mLAB Fitness will host a one-hour boot camp style fitness class designed to accommodate varying personal goals and skill levels while still pushing you to new limits. The registration fee is $15 and 100% will be donated to Courage Connection! Please register online here. All participants will receive a gift certificate for a free personal training session or free group fitness class with mLAB! Bottled water will be provided.

MONDAY, OCT 26TH – MANOLOS + MARGARITAS
6:30-8:30pm
V. Picasso
122 N Neil Street, Champaign

This is a limited-ticket event. Grab your favorite ladies for a special evening out to support Courage Connection—featuring a silent auction with the highest valued item being a pair of Manolo Blahniks, a signature margarita, and a specialty menu by V. Picasso’s Chef Adam Shallenberger. Please visit the event’s site for more details.

THURSDAY, OCT 29TH – CANDLELIGHT VIGIL
7:00pm
University Quad
Illini Union
1401 W Green Street, Urbana

In partnership with the University of Illinois Women’s Resource Center, we’ll be holding a candlelight vigil in remembrance of all victims who have lost their lives to domestic violence.

Take a stand. Silence kills.

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