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  1. 2018 Teen Dating Violence Prevention Summit: New Rules, I Count ‘Em

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    Join the Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence for the 2018 Teen Dating Violence Prevention Summit: New Rules, I Count ‘Em. This event is open to student leaders, grades 9 through 12, from across Mississippi, and participants will leave with all the tools necessary to become agents for change in their own communities. There is no cost to attend, and lunch will be provided.

  2. 6th Annual Purple Dress Run

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    Grab your running shoes and favorite purple “dress” and join the Domestic Violence Services Center of Catholic Charities for the 6th annual Purple Dress Run. The race begins at Hal & Mal’s and the 5K route takes you through Downtown Jackson. There will be live entertainment on the course and plan to stay for the post race celebration at Hal & Mal’s!

    Prizes will be awarded for top male/female participants as well as best male/female costume.

    Help us “run” domestic violence out of town!

  3. Domestic Violence: The Role of an Advocate

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    Domestic violence survivor Lavon Morris Grant will explain the dynamics of trauma, systemic barriers impacting trauma services, and the steps to healing. After surviving being shot in the head by her husband, who then turned the gun on himself, Grant has spent the last 15 years of her life traveling the globe in order to educate people about the causes, effects and recovery from domestically violence situations.

    Her book, Whom Shall I Fear: A Spiritual Journey of a Battered Woman, is a “powerful story of how women find ways to rebuild their lives and reclaim their dreams.” Lavon Morris-Grant is a native of New Jersey, and graduate of New Jersey City University with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She is a Board member of the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence and a internationally known speaker on topics related to abuse, overcoming adversity and rising to the top. She resides in upstate New York with her three children.

    At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to:
    1) Understand the dynamics of trauma experienced by domestic violence victims
    2) Learn how culture, systems, and other social barriers impact trauma
    3) Address traditional and non-traditional methods of healing
  4. Myth Busting: A Day in the Life of a Domestic Violence Victim

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    Because MCADV is not able to come to every domestic violence event in October, we wanted to bring awareness to YOU! “Myth Busting: A Day in the Life of a Domestic Violence Victim” will help you or your organization understand the dynamics of domestic violence, including the different forms of abuse and why some victims don’t “just leave,” and what you can do to help victims of domestic violence.
    Come hear from our dynamic speaker, Lavon Morris-Grant. After surviving being shot in the head by her husband, who then turned the gun on himself, Grant has spent the last 15 years of her life traveling the globe in order to educate people about the causes, effects and recovery from domestically violence situations. Her book, Whom Shall I Fear: A Spiritual Journey of a Battered Woman, is a “powerful story of how women find ways to rebuild their lives and reclaim their dreams.”
    Lavon Morris-Grant is a native of New Jersey, and graduate of New Jersey City University with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She is a Board member of the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence and a internationally known speaker on topics related to abuse, overcoming adversity and rising to the top. She resides in upstate New York with her three children.

    Cost: FREE
    Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
    Time: 6:30 pm – 8 pm
    Location: Anderson United Methodist Church, 6205 Hanging Moss Road, Jackson, MS 39206
  5. 8th Annual Purple for Peace

    Comments Off on 8th Annual Purple for Peace The 8th Annual Purple for Peace is a luncheon that promotes family violence prevention in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October). The event will be held Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the Hilton Jackson Hotel, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. The theme for this year’s luncheon is “Power Lines: Channeling Faith and Hope to Victims of Domestic Violence.” In every faith, religious leaders and spiritual teachers are some of the first responders to victims of domestic violence. After the event, we will roll out our training calendar for religious leaders, to make sure they’re equipped to provide their spiritual bodies with accurate information and relevant resources.  

    The Purple Peace Prize honoree is Governor Phil Bryant, whose entire career has included advocacy for victims of domestic violence. In keeping with the event’s theme of “Power Lines: Channeling Faith and Hope to Victims of Domestic Violence,” the Coalition will recognize community members whose efforts have worked to move the needle on perceptions of domestic violence and to give domestic violence survivors hope for a violence-free future. These honorees are Bishop James Swanson, Sr.Attorney Gail Thompson, and John “Pat” Brown, publisher of The Magee Courier and Simpson County News.  

    Place an ad today to 1) publicly express your support for domestic violence awareness, 2) increase awareness about your organization, and 3) help to ensure that costs are covered for future trainings!! Program ads range from $25 – $200. A program ad form is here.

     
  6. Advocate Toolbox

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