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October is Domestic Violence Observance and Activism Month

Partners for Peace

Listen, Learn and Liberate

October 14th, 12:00 PM | Knowledge Empowers Campaign Children’s Book Event
As part of our virtual events this year we are celebrating our children’s selection for the Knowledge Empowers Campaign with a Facebook event!  We will be streaming a short introduction from our Children’s Services Advocate and a video of the author, Matt de la Pena, reading his book Love. We encourage all children, families, and interested parties to watch with us. It’s sure to be a heart-warming event!
Read more about our library campaign and how you can participate on the Partners for Peace website!
All of October | The Clothesline Project at Tea & Tarts
The Clothesline Project began in 1990 on Cape Cod as an effort to bear witness to the epidemic of violence against women and to help survivors and those who care about them heal. The first clothesline carried 31 shirts in different colors, each color-coded and decorated to represent a particular victim or survivor experience. Since its inception, the Clothesline Project has grown into an international effort, with more than 500 projects throughout the world.
We are excited to partner with Tea and Tarts again this year to host The Clothesline Project in the Addams Art Gallery all month long! Tea and Tarts is located at 20 State Street in Bangor and they serve a wide variety of tea, baked goods and they cater to any and all dietary restrictions and choices. 
October 27th, 6-7:30 PM | Hear Our Voices Discussion Panel
As individuals, advocates and community members, how can we work together to address the needs of those who are affected by abuse and living on the margins, such as Black, Indigenous, and LGBTQ+ folks, people who are differently-abled, people living with mental health challenges, people who use substances, immigrants and refugees?
Join us for a panel discussion of truth and reckoning. Such an important conversation cannot be missed. We will have the honor of hearing from:
Samaa Abdurraqib (She/Her), Maine Coalition to End Domestic ViolencePat Graffam (She/Her), Penobscot Nation Domestic & Sexual Violence Advocacy CenterDina Yacoubagha (She/Her), Community Member & Candidate for Bangor City Council Maya Williams (They/Them & She/Her), MaineTransNetFatuma Hussein (She/Her), Immigrant Resource Center of Maine

RSVP for this event on the Partners for Peace Facebook Page. ASL, language interpretation, and learning accommodations available upon request. Please email Casey at cfaulkingham@partnersforpeaceme.org.
Tell The World There is No Excuse for Domestic Abuse!The order form to get one of the Partners for Peace lawn signs is open!
All proceeds from these signs will be used to support Partners for Peace and the work with do with survivors.
Let anyone driving past know where you stand on domestic violence this October!
We are holding a drawing for a lovely limited-edition purple purse donated to us by The Allstate Foundation! One of the Foundation’s primary programs is dedicated to ending domestic violence through the financial empowerment of survivors. The purse is symbolic of the Allstate Foundation’s program because purple is the color of domestic violence awareness and purses are a symbol of a person’s financial domain.
We will be using it to raise funds to support survivors and awareness of our services through the month of October. Make sure to follow us onFacebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram!

Visit our website to learn how you can enter to win!
Remember, you can also donate to Partners for Peace other ways, such as through our secured web page or by mail!

Help us build a better tomorrow, today.
Donate Now!Donate securely online or mail your donation toPO BOX 653, Bangor, ME 04402.
Be a Domestic Violence Activist!
Finally, we would like to share with you some different ways you can be Domestic Violence Activist this month. Share your activities to our Facebook and help us spread the message that there is no excuse for domestic abuse!

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