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Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

DVAM Proclamation

Mahalo to Governor, David Ige, and First Lady, Dawn Amano-Ige, for sharing this message of support to domestic violence survivors and service providers in the State of Hawai’i.  Domestic violence is a hidden but widespread societal issue and with October being nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (“DVAM”), we hope to educate the general public about the challenges that survivors face and highlight ways people can help their loved ones.

View the full video on YouTube and read the official State of Hawai’i Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2021 Proclamation and Kaua’i County Proclamation from Mayor Derek Kawakami.

"Bursting Bubbles: Norina's Story" & Panel Discussion

Since October 2020, the HSCADV has collaborated with PlayBuilders of Hawaiʻi Theater Company (“PlayBuilders”) as part of the Bursting Bubbles collection. This four-part series features the actual words of local survivors performed by either the survivors themselves or professional actors, accompanied by a one-hour conversation about domestic violence by local experts and service providers. This project was created for and by domestic violence survivors and has been in the works for more than three years. The first three stories, Jenny’s Story, Sherri’s Story, and Casey’s Story aired on ʻŌlelo during the past year with each installment focusing on a different survivor, characteristics of their abusive relationships, and how they were able to reach out for help. This project is aimed at informing community members that domestic violence is a public health crisis that can happen to anyone at any moment and that it should be discussed outside of just Domestic Violence Awareness Month (“DVAM”).

To celebrate the conclusion of Bursting Bubbles and highlight DVAM 2021, HSCADV and Playbuilders is proud to present the fourth and final installment, Bursting Bubbles: Norina’s Story, which follows the true story of Norina Barcenas, founder of Wings International Ministry. Norina’s experiences will be discussed in a conversation moderated by HSCADV Training & Technical Assistance Specialist, Chelsey Stewart, and feature Norina, Rev. Al Miles of Queen’s Medical Center, Sanoe Kaʻaihue of Women Helping Women, and Elaine Valdov, Director of Norina’s Story.

To watch this story and panel discussion, tune in on the following dates and times on ʻŌlelo!

  • Sunday, October 24th at 7:30pm, panel discussion at 8:00pm
  • Monday, October 25th at 8:00am, panel discussion at 8:30am
  • Tuesday, October 26th at 3:30pm, panel discussion at 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 27th at 10:00am, panel discussion at 10:30am

DVAM 2021 Calendar

(This calendar is subject to change.)

Clothesline Project 96792

October 1st – 31st
Hosted by the Ka Wahi Kaiaulu-Waiʻanae Neighborhood Place Hale Naʻau Pono. This project displays t-shirts and shorts representing both survivors and offenders’ voices and expressions.

DVAM 2021 Kick-Off Sign Waving

Friday, October 1st, 7:30am-8:30am and 2:30pm-3:30pm
Hosted by the Ka Wahi Kaiaulu-Waiʻanae Neighborhood Place Hale Naʻau Pono. Sign waving campaign on Farrington Highway, fronting Hale Naʻau Pono’s – ʻOhana Kakoʻo Resource Center at 7:30am–8:30am and 2:30pm–3:30pm. RSVP for the event by contacting (808) 696-4598.

33rd Annual DV Family Peace Walk and Vigil

Friday, October 1st, 4:00pm-7:00pm
Hosted by the Big Island DV Peace Walk & Vigil.  Join us for the 33rd annual Domestic Violence Peace Walk and Vigil in remembering those who have lost their lives to domestic violence, celebrating those who survived and live on after the abuse, and encouraging love and an end to domestic violence in the community.  The peace walk and vigil will be broadcasted live on Facebook and Instagram.  Click here to watch on Facebook. Click here to watch on Instagram.

Webinar: Dynamics of Domestic Violence

Tuesday, October 5th, 9:00am-11:30am
The first of three DVAM webinars from the Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute, State Judiciary, Department of Health, Department of Human Services, and Attorney General will feature Women Helping Women’s Sanoe Kaʻaihue with an introduction from HSCADV’s Angelina Mercado.  Download the flyer, register here, and attend all three trainings to get 6 CE credits.

DVAM Sign Waving Fronting Nimitz Business Center

Wednesday, October 6th, 9:00am-10:00am
Hosted by Child & Family Service.  There will be a sign waving event outside of the Nimitz Business Center.  Wear purple or something to support the cause!

DVAM Sign Waving at Waipahu High School

Thursday, October 7th, 7:00am-7:45am
Hosted by Student Government and Councils of Waipahu High School.  There will be a sign waving campaign on Farrington Highway, fronting Waipahu High School at 7:00am–7:45am and a Handprint Activities with Domestic Violence awareness at lunchtime.

27th Annual Men’s March Against Violence

Thursday, October 7th, 1:00pm
The Men’s March Against Violence seeks to bring together everyone that is opposed to violence against women and children.  This year marks its 27th year, and though social distance restrictions are in place, we will continue to march forward.  The theme this year is eʻhoʻokanaka (#e_hookanaka), meaning man of worth, man who takes responsibility have been shared with men in our orbit!  The march will be recorded live on Facebook.  Click here to watch the livestream on Facebook.

Webinar: Interventions with Perpetrators of DV

Tuesday, October 12th, 9:00am-11:30am
The second of three DVAM webinars from the Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute, State Judiciary, Department of Health, Department of Human Services, and Attorney General will feature Jill Araki, LSW, ACSW, MSW and PACT’s Shellyann Osby.  Download the flyer, register here, and attend all three trainings to get 6 CE credits.

DVAM Sign Waving Fronting Nimitz Business Center

Wednesday, October 13th, 9:00am-10:00am
Hosted by Child & Family Service.  There will be a sign waving event outside of the Nimitz Business Center.  Wear purple or something to support the cause!

DVAM Sign Waving At Kalama Beach Park

Friday, October 15th, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Hosted by Women Helping Women Maui.  There will be a sign waving event at Kalama Beach Park in Kihei, Maui.  Wear purple or something to support the cause!

YWCA Week Without Violence

October 17th-23rd
Hosted by YWCA Kauaʻi.

NNEDV Week of Action

October 18th-24th
Hosted by the National Network to End Domestic Violence as part of this year’s campaign theme, #Every1KnowsSome1.  Click here for more details on Week of Action.

NNEDV Week of Action: Media Monday

Monday, October 18th
Hosted by the National Network to End Domestic Violence as part of this year’s campaign theme, #Every1KnowsSome1.  Share a piece of media on your own social channels that bring awareness to domestic violence.  Click here for more details on Week of Action.

NNEDV Week of Action: Twitter Chat Tuesday

Tuesday, October 19th
Hosted by the National Network to End Domestic Violence as part of this year’s campaign theme, #Every1KnowsSome1.  Join NNEDV throughout the day Tuesday as they answer questions on Twitter.   Click here for more details on Week of Action.

Webinar: The Effects of Domestic Violence on Youth and the Pathway to Recovery

Tuesday, October 19th, 9:00am-11:30am
The final DVAM webinar from the Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute, State Judiciary, Department of Health, Department of Human Services, and Attorney General will feature Jana Moya, MS, LMFT.  Download the flyer, register here, and attend all three trainings to get 6 CE credits.

YWCA Kauaʻi In-Person Candlelight Vigil

Wednesday, October 20th
Hosted by YWCA Kauaʻi.

NNEDV Week of Action: Do Work Wednesday

Wednesday, October 20th
Hosted by the National Network to End Domestic Violence as part of this year’s campaign theme, #Every1KnowsSome1.  What does “do work” mean?  Well, we all have a role to play in ending domestic violence.  Today, donate to support NNEDV’s work. Share and follow your local program’s social accounts.  Look into volunteering at your local program.  Click here for more details on Week of Action.

NNEDV Week of Action: Purple Thursday

Thursday, October 21st
Hosted by the National Network to End Domestic Violence as part of this year’s campaign theme, #Every1KnowsSome1.  It’s our favorite day of DVAM: #PurpleThursday! We’re wearing purple today to show our support for survivors and our commitment to ending violence.  Join us in wearing purple!  Click here for more details on Week of Action.

NNEDV Week of Action: Philanthropy Friday

Friday, October 22nd
Hosted by the National Network to End Domestic Violence as part of this year’s campaign theme, #Every1KnowsSome1.  Survivors and programs urgently need financial support.  Make your gift and make a difference.  Click here for more details on Week of Action.

DVAM Sign Waving

Friday, October 22nd, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Hosted by the Ka Wahi Kaiaulu-Waiʻanae Neighborhood Place Hale Naʻau Pono. Sign waving campaign on Farrington Highway, fronting Hale Naʻau Pono’s – ʻOhana Kakoʻo Resource Center. RSVP for the event by contacting (808) 696-4598.

NNEDV Week of Action: Speak Up Saturday

Saturday, October 23rd
Hosted by the National Network to End Domestic Violence as part of this year’s campaign theme, #Every1KnowsSome1.  Policy and advocacy are key to our work to end domestic violence, and we need your voice to make a difference.  Click here for more details on Week of Action.

Ho‘āla: Awaken By OUR Stories and By OUR Voices Candlelight Vigil

Sunday, October 24th
Hosted by the Ka Wahi Kaiaulu-Waiʻanae Neighborhood Place Hale Naʻau Pono. A virtual remembrances from the community, their victims and their survivors. We honor your life. For the link, please contact (808) 696-4598.

NNEDV Week of Action: Sharing Sunday

Sunday, October 24th
Hosted by the National Network to End Domestic Violence as part of this year’s campaign theme, #Every1KnowsSome1.  Domestic violence can happen to anyone, and it’s likely happening to someone close to you.  Today is a perfect day to share resources.  Click here for more details on Week of Action.

The Bystander Moment: Virtual Screening and Discussion

Monday, October 25th, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Hosted by Nā Leo Kāne and PAU Violence at the University of Hawaiʻi.  A free virtual screening of “The Bystander Moment” will take place from October 15 – 25, followed by a virtual discussion facilitated by Nā Leo Kāne and PAU Violence on October 25th.  View the flyer here, and to register for the screening and discussion, click here.

DVAM Sign Waving

Saturday, October 30th, 7:30am-8:30am
Hosted by the Ka Wahi Kaiaulu-Waiʻanae Neighborhood Place Hale Naʻau Pono. Sign waving campaign on Farrington Highway, fronting Hale Naʻau Pono’s – ʻOhana Kakoʻo Resource Center. RSVP for the event by contacting (808) 696-4598.

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