Other Programming

2017 Events

The following events are coordinated by the AU Domestic Violence Awareness Month Committee with SafeHomes of Augusta Domestic Violence Center, Augusta Tech, and Paine College.

For more information, contact Dr. Allison Foley at ajfoley@augusta.edu or 706-737-1735. 

Eat for a Cause Fundraiser

In their efforts to give back to the community, The Bee’s Knees and The Hive will donate 10% of all food sales to SafeHomes of Augusta for this month’s Eat for a Cause.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017
Time: 5 p.m. to close
Location: The Bee's Knees and The Hive

CSRA Sexual Violence, Dating Violence, and Domestic Violence Lecture and Panel Discussion

Featuring Sherrie Allsup – Advocate and Sexual Assault Educator

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Location: University Hall 170, Summerville Campus, Augusta University

Make Your Purple Promise

Join us for a free cupcake as we raise awareness of the need for bystander intervention and take a vow to speak up against domestic violence. Contact Brandi Dean at brandi.dean@augustatech.edu or 706-771-4029. 

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
Time: 11 to 1 p.m.
Location: 1300 Building, Augusta Technical College

Purple Thursday Spirit Day and Donation Drive

Wear purple to take a stand against gender-based bullying, abuse, and violence in recognition of GLAAD’s Spirit Day and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s Purple Thursday. We will be collecting supplies for SafeHomes of Augusta. We will accept items listed in the link below, monetary donations, and gift cards. www.safehomesdv.org/Donation-Days-at-Warren

Date: Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017
Time: 11 to 2 p.m.
Location: Teardrop and JSAC Breezeway, Summerville Campus, Augusta University

One Love Escalation Workshop

What are the warning signs of intimate partner abuse? How do the red flags escalate over time? Join us as we screen the film “Escalation” and stay with us for a guided discussion led by trained peer educators. Refreshments provided. 

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: JSAC Ballroom, Summerville Campus, Augusta University 

SafeHomes Survivors’ Walk

This annual ceremony features testimonies from domestic violence survivors, a balloon release, and candlelight walk to honor victims. Wear purple to show your support.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2017
Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Location: Teardrop, Summerville Campus, Augusta University

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Center for Public Service and Research, a division of the Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, are also sponsoring an event for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Caminar Latino: Steps Against Domestic Violence

Caminar LatinoDate: Thursday, Nov. 9 
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: JSAC Ballroom, Summerville Campus, Augusta University

Finding a new place to live.
Navigating the legal system.
Treating your injuries.
Securing a social support system.

These are a few of the many steps victims of domestic violence must take to leave abusive relationships. Caminar Latino takes steps daily to reduce domestic violence within the Hispanic community in Georgia. Doing so requires special attention to the challenges faced by immigrant survivors of domestic violence. Our keynote speaker, Jessica Nunan, the director of Caminar Latino will discuss these issues and help identify steps those of us here in Augusta can take to reduce domestic violence in our own community.

Representatives from SafeHomes of Augusta Domestic Violence Center, Asociación Latina de Servicios del CSRA, and the Hispanic Business Alliance will also speak. Local organizations who provide healthcare and/or services to victims of domestic violence will share information.

Lunch will be provided.