October is Domestic Violence Action Month. DVAM. YWCA Pierce County.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) nationwide. The original purpose of DVAM was to connect domestic violence advocates around the country and region. As the month grew in popularity, it has expanded to involve everyone interested in learning about domestic violence, reporting instances and breaking the cycle of violence.

During the month of October, YWCA Pierce County holds Domestic Violence Action Month – moving the focus from understanding the issue to taking action to prevent and end domestic violence in our community.

Join us for a month of amazing events!

Empower Lean into Action Fundraising Breakfast
Tuesday, October 10 • 7 - 9 AM • Courtyard by Marriott

Kick off Domestic Violence Action Month (DVAM) by joining the YWCA Pierce County for our Lean into Action Breakfast Fundraiser! This year, we are focusing on the theme of Action - encapsulating the ways individuals and communities can show up and become allies for survivors in Pierce County and beyond. The event is free to attend, but requires prior registration online.

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Plan C Documentary Screening + Discussion
Wednesday, October 18 • 7 - 10 PM • The Grand Cinema

Join the YWCA Pierce County’s 253 Club for a screening of Plan C, a documentary capturing the work of the Plan C campaign and the work of activists and providers who began to mail abortion pills. Abortion access is vital to those surviving partner violence. According to a 2019 study published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, roughly one in 10 people in the U.S. reported experiencing reproductive coercion in their lifetime.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor:

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Books on Tap: Maid
Tuesday, October 24 • 7 to 8 PM • Rusty Goat

In partnership with the Tacoma Public Library for Domestic Violence Awareness month, we'll be reading the non-fiction title Maid by Stephanie Land that was adapted into a series for Netflix and discussing it as a group! 

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Are you a business or organization that wants to partner with us to host a DVAM event?
If you find yourself passionate about any of the events described above, consider sponsoring! Sponsorships help us cover the costs of events and increase the amount of funds that go towards supporting our free services for survivors of domestic violence. Sponsorship is a fantastic way to demonstrate to your customers that you support survivors of domestic violence and engage in your community in meaningful ways. Join us as we raise awareness and encourage community action this October. Events in that past have included a kick-off event at Doyle's, in-kind and monetary donation drives, drink & food specials with a portion donated to the YWCA, and special events that allow community members to learn more about domestic violence prevention in the South Sound. 

Email Jesse Bohlin (they/them) to learn more and get involved in DVAM 2023. 

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors!