October is observed nationally as Domestic Violence Awareness Month for the purpose of increasing awareness of issues surrounding domestic violence and family violence.
Community-wide Events (open to the public)
All month – Proceeds from the First United Methodist Church San Marcos benefit Roxanne’s House
Tuesday, 9/27 at 10am at Hays Government Center — Press Conference kicking off the 4th Annual Football Program Initiative. This year’s theme is “#BeTheChange: Commit to Ending Relationship Violence”. We will have a guest speaker who is a survivor of dating/domestic violence, as well as all high school football program representatives from Hays County, local law enforcement and Hays District Attorney’s office.
Thursday, 9/29 at 5:30 pm – KTSW Radio Interview: listen to our interview where we’ll discuss services available, DV month activities and educational information
Friday, 10/14 from 8 am -5 pm the Caldwell County Family Violence Task Force will be hosting their biennial Conference in Lockhart
Saturday, 10/15 from 9-11 Caldwell County Domestic Violence Awareness Walk in downtown Lockhart
Wednesday, 10/19, 12:30 pm “Coaching a Culture to End Violence” Texas State University Sociology Department hosts a panel discussion on Dating and domestic violence in college. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology, and the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center of San Marcos. This panel discussion will include representatives from HCWC, and Men Against Violence, as well as special guest speakers. Panelists will discuss intimate partner violence and college life, sharing stories, research and information, and the various ways students can receive counseling or resources, and participate in victim’s advocacy here in Central Texas. Light refreshments will be provided. Location: Philosophy Dialogue Room in the Comal Building on Texas State campus.
Thursday, 10/20 – Go Purple Day – (It’s Go Purple Day! Wear and share your purple and use the hashtag #Stopthehurt or #TxDVAM to share DV awareness on social media)
Saturday, 10/22 from 6-9 pm Dahlia Woods Gallery is hosting an art fundraiser in San Marcos. Location: 232 N. LBJ Drive San Marcos, TX
Thursday, 10/25 from 11pm-1am – 80’s Halloween Night at Stonewall Warehouse in San Marcos. HCWC is partnering with Stonewall Warehouse and various LGBTQ organizations to bring awareness to relationship violence. Join us! All proceeds benefit HCWC.
Saturday, 10/29 from 12-4 pm, Join us in at the Katherine Ann Porter School in Wimberley for the Wimberley Wellness Festival
Dining for Change
- Monday, 10/3 & Monday, 10/24 at Lolita’s San Marcos, 5 am-3 pm
- Friday, 10/7 at Buda Drug Store & Soda Fountain, 8 am-7 pm
- Saturday, 10/8 at Mochas & Javas, N. LBJ location, San Marcos 6 am – 9 pm
- Wednesday, 10/12 at Café on the Square 7 am – 10:30 pm
- Sunday, 10/16 at Yogurt in Love San Marcos, 10:30 am – 10:30 pm
- Monday, 10/17 & Tuesday, 10/18 at Grin’s Restaurant San Marcos, 11 am – 10 pm
- All Month Long: Pennington’s Cakes will donate 20% of proceeds from purple cupcakes!
#Be the Change
Hays County Sherriff’s Office and local High School Football Team up to end relationship violence
We are in our fourth year of partnering with Hays County law enforcement and football teams to raise awareness of relationship violence. Beginning with a joint press conference hosted by the Hays County Sheriff’s Office on September 27, 2015 and continuing through out October at area football games where players will wear purple ribbons on their helmets and information regarding relationship violence will be made available to the crowd, our goal is to spread the word and increase male involvement in the hopes of eliminating intimate partner violence in our communities.
Come out to support local football. We’ll be there sporting purple and sharing information on healthy relationships.
- Saturday, 10/1 Texas State University
- Thursday, 10/14 Wimberley High School
- Thursday, 10/14 Lehman High School
- Thursday, 10/21 San Marcos High School
- Thursday, 10/21 Hays High School
- Thursday, 10/21 Dripping Springs High School
- Saturday, 10/29 San Marcos Academy
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