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Honoring Survivors During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted at 10:45 AM, Oct 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-01 11:45:46-04

The mission of Sojourner Family Peace Center is to transform lives impacted by domestic violence. Throughout the month of October, Sojourner is honoring Domestic Violence Awareness Month and celebrating survivors through various activities in an effort to educate the community about domestic violence and inspire others to get involved. Joining us to discuss the topic and some of the events happening this month is Sojourner President and CEO, Carmen Pitre.

For more information, visit or call (414) 276-1911.

And for more on all the events happening this month, see below:

Kendra Scott In Store Event - Thursday, October 4, 2018, 6-8PM - 237 High Street, Brookfield, WI

One night only, Kendra Scott is donating 20% of all purchases to Sojourner! Mingle with staff, survivors and supporters and browse one of a kind jewelry!

Domestic Violence Awareness 5k Walk/Run - Saturday, October 6, 2018, 8AM-12:30PM - Family Peace Center

Help Sojourner raise awareness for Domestic Violence and show our support for survivors! The event will include speakers, refreshments, and a route through Sojourner’s neighborhood.

Mke Community Foundation On the Table Discussion - Tuesday, October 9, 2018. 12-1:15PM - Family Peace Center

Marquette University Law School professor Janine Geske will lead a conversation on healing, hope, and restoration. Registration is required.

National #PurpleThursday​​​​​​​ - Thursday, October 18, 2018

Participate in a national awareness day and show support for survivors everywhere. Wear purple in honor of domestic violence survivors, and join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #PurpleThursday.

In our Words: A Survivor Panel Discussion - Monday October 22, 12-1:15PM​​​​​​​ - Family Peace Center

Members of our all-survivor Voices Advisory Board will facilitate a conversation about violence and healing. What barriers do survivors face? What conversations are we not having about violence? Where do they see hope? Join us and find out!

Hope Lives Here Lunch and Learn - Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 12-1:15PM​​​​​​​ - Family Peace Center

The Family Peace Center was created to foster hope and provide pathways to healing. This presentation led by Carmen Pitre and Erin Schubert, Director of Outcomes and Evaluation will showcase our progress toward those goals and the future direction of the Family Peace Center