October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Domestic violence affects people in every community, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background. Domestic violence results in physical injury, psychological trauma, and sometimes death. The consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and truly last a lifetime. But those living in situations of domestic violence do not have to face these challenges alone. Taller de José, along with community organizations across the city and nation, is here to provide a safe space for survivors of domestic violence.
This past year, we assisted over 175 individuals in accessing resources related to domestic violence, including counseling, shelter, orders of protection, and immigration relief. This work is made possible through our relationships with partner agencies, especially Sarah’s Inn, Mujeres Latinas en Acción, Catholic Charities, and A Night Out.
We are working to reduce domestic violence and support survivors throughout the year, but the month of October is an opportunity to highlight this important issue and its effects on our community. To promote peace in our neighborhoods and homes, Taller de José is participating in the Marshall Square Resource Network’s Peace March on Friday, October 16th. We hope you’ll consider joining us as we walk in solidarity with all those affected by violence in our communities.
Marshall Square Peace March, October 16, 2015, 3pm-6pm
Meet at Taller de José: 3pm
March Begins: 4pm
March Ends: 5:30pm at Open Center for the Arts (2214 S. Sacramento Ave)
Rally Begins at 5:30pm