Chalk Walk Mondays
Every Monday in October we encourage the community to have a chalk walk in support of victims and survivors of Intimate Partner Domestic Violence (IPDV), and also to encourage healthy relationships conversations within our community. Whether you decide to write encouraging words to survivors, draw pictures, or talk about dynamics of a healthy relationship, this will support the efforts for Domestic Violence Action Month (DVAM). We encourage all businesses, organizations, and schools to be a part of this, and we will also have this happening outside of YWCA Spokane on both sides of the entrance on October 7th and October 21st.
End the Silence Campaign
This weekly campaign is part of our 4th annual End The Silence Campaign. A growing number of individuals, institutions, organizations, and businesses are pledging to End The Silence by engaging in a full month of events and activities designed to promote healthy relationships, end victim blaming, and let victims and survivors know they are not alone.
Throughout October, YWCA Spokane will encourage our community to speak up, speak out, and visually show support against the devastating silence that surrounds intimate partner violence. Dually tied to this goal of supporting survivors is preventing the phenomenon altogether. This month, we encourage parents to have real conversations with their children about the reality of domestic violence in order to take away the stigma survivors carry, along with teaching children about healthy relationship practices. Community members and local businesses are asked identify themselves as allies for domestic violence victims through a series of easy ways they can join this movement and make a difference this October. Learn how you can help end the silence.