As Domestic Violence Awareness Month continues throughout October, it has been nice to read several news articles this month highlighting the use of the arts to help raise awareness about domestic violence within communities and also how art can help survivors:
- Domestic violence survivors put on art show– Survivors participate in this Duluth, Minnesota art exhibit to create awareness, healing, and a voice to share their experiences.
- Drillfield art project to raise awareness of sexual violence– Women’s Center at Virginia Tech hosts The Clothesline Project, displaying t-shirts with messages and images to raise awareness about violence against women.
- ‘Women Against Violence’ Celebrate New Art Calendar– Brooklyn community artists, domestic violence agencies, and a local gallery come together to raise awareness and money through a “Break the Silence, Stop the Violence” calendar featuring empowerment themed art.
- Stop the abuse: Victims of domestic violence make a powerful statement– Clothesline Project event to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness month at Great Basin College
- Painting the portrait of domestic violence– Learn about Michelle Johnson Major’s powerful story as an artist and survivor of domestic violence.
- Art gives violence victims a voice– Quilt created by youth involved with Pinella’s county justice system and impacted by domestic violence help bring awareness to the issue.
- InterAct Hosts The Suitcase Project Exhibit in Downtown Raleigh to Honor Domestic Violence Survivor– Special exhibit in Raleigh, North Carolina brings awareness to domestic violence through the “Suitcase Project”.