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Events Raise Awareness During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Boise, ID–A T-shirt that tells the story of healing, a family fun run, a movie premiere, a conference that empowers women to take control of their finances and an eco-savvy shopping experience.

All of these are ways the Women’s and Children’s Alliance will celebrate Domestic Violence Awareness Month as it continues its mission to provide safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault.

One in four women will face domestic abuse in her life, but the problems of domestic abuse extend to any relationship between intimate partners. An abusive relationship exists when one partner exerts power and control over another through a variety of behaviors, including isolation,intimidation, threats, withholding financial support or physical violence.

“Everyone in our community has an important role in creating safe, healthy relationships,” WCA Executive Director Bea Black said. “These events–especially this month–all provide ways people can learn more about creating the kind of relationships that everyone wants.”

The events include the following:

The Clothesline Project
More than 60businesses and organizations will display T-shirts painted by survivors and their loved ones.

This project, in partnership with the Boise State University Women’s Center, raises awareness in the community. If you’d like to display a clothesline of T-shirts, please call 208-343-3688.

If you’d like to participate by creating a T-shirt that celebrates healthy relationships, here are our T-shirt painting sessions:

    • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at Thomas Hammer Coffee
    • 10 a.m. to2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 and Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Boise State University’s SUB Patio.

The SueB Memorial 5k Walk/Run
6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 at Ann Morrison Park
This family-friendly, fun run celebrates the life of Susan Newby who died in what is believed to be a domestic violence incident. Velma Morrison will fire the starting gun, and Boise State University Men’s and Women’s tennis teams will cheer on the event participants. All proceeds will benefit the WCA’s SueB Endowment Fund.

Idaho Premiere of “Three of a Kind” to benefit the WCA
7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Egyptian Theater
The domestic abuse at the heart of this taut thriller provides a vehicle to
begin a community dialogue about how best to support people in abusive relationships. A panel discussion following the film’s debut should provide some interesting perspectives. The WCA will receive all proceeds from
ticket sales.

Smart Women, Smart Money Conference
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 at the Boise Centre
This free workshop provides women with the tools they need to take control of their financial future. WCA’s financial literacy graduates of the Treasure Valley Economic Action Partnership will be honored during the luncheon. The event is hosted by the Idaho Office of the State Treasurer.

Swap-A-Fair to benefit the WCA
2 .m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the
WCA
Pare down, trade in and trade up. Swap-shopping is an eco-savvy and wallet-
friendly way to update your look for less. Get your admission passes here.

EVENTS

Jul 11

2022

WCA Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Jul 28

2022

WCA Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Oct 02

2022

SueB 5k 10k 2022

On October 2, 2022, we celebrate the 13th annual SueB 5k 10k at noon After two years of racing virtually, we invite you to join us IN PERSON to raise awareness about domestic abuse, while memorializing the life of an individual who has brought so many people together. The SueB 5k 10k provides a space […]

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Oct 12

2022

Witches Night Out at the Village

Mark your calendars for Witches Night Out on October 12, 2022 from 5 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 12 we will be celebrating Witches Night Out at The Village at Meridian, hosted by Meridian’s Centercal Properties and its marvelous merchants. Several sponsors help make the evening a resounding success, raising funds for the WCA’ clients’ […]

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Oct 28

2022

Healing Begins with Hope

WCA Healing Begins with Hope Virtual Outreach and Fundraising Event When: October 28, 2022 As the WCA celebrates 112 years of changing lives, we would like to invite our community to mark their calendars and save the date! The event will be an opportunity to learn more about the WCA’s mission of safety, healing and […]

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