ALL MONTH: PRINT THIS POSTER

Print a copy of this year’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month poster. And hang it on your office door, on the bulletin board, or at your favorite coffee shop to identify yourself as someone committed to ending intimate partner abuse in our community.

ALL MONTH: SEND A HOPE BOX

Know someone who needs a bit of inspiration? Maybe you could use a little hope? Send a Hope Box to show your support for survivors. Made right here on the farm, the contents of each box will be specially curated to include a variety our Handmade by Survivors products. Only 100 boxes available. 

SATURDAY OCT 13: U-PICK DAY

Grab your favorite flannel shirt and head out to the farm for some flower picking fun! Dozens of beautiful seasonal flower varieties available. Early picker tickets available for first access to the fields. Bring your clippers, if you got ‘em. We’ll have a bucket for you. $15 – $20 a bucket.

THURSDAY, OCT 18 - PURPLE THURSDAY

Wear purple—shirt, socks, tie, shoes, necklace—to identify yourself as an advocate and raise awareness. A wonderful way to get others involved in the mission to end intimate partner abuse. #PurpleThursday


Wednesday, Oct 3 | 6 to 8 pm
EKU Green Dot Event – RAPE JOKES PANEL  
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EKU Green Dot will be screening Cameron Esposito’s stand-up special to raise awareness. A survivor of sexual assault, Esposito’s stand-up special covers the topics of consent, rape culture, and bystander intervention. Panelists from EKU Police, the Counseling Center, Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center, Public Health, and Student Health Services will respond following the screening.

Saturday, Oct 6 | 12:15 pm
CYCLE GIVING RIDE FOR SURVIVORS
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CycleBar studio at the The Summit at Fritz Farm has organized a giving ride to support our services! The ride begins at 12:15. And you don’t have to be a member of CycleBar to sign up. The required donation to participate is $15. All proceeds benefit our services to support survivors. #GivingRide #CommunitySupport

Thursday, Oct 11 | 11 am
EKU Green Dot Event – SPEAK THEIR NAMES 
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EKU Green Dot will be honoring the memories of five amazing college-aged women whose lives were taken too soon as a result of intimate partner violence. Stop by Case Dining to learn more about these remarkable women and their stories. #SpeakTheirNames

Thursday, Oct 11 | 5:45 to 8 pm
Hope’s Wings Event – THESE HANDS DON’T HURT RALLY  
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Richmond’s annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month march and rally. The march will begin from First Christian Church and travel to the Courthouse lawn. Live music, games for kids, face painting, food trucks, inflatables, and speakers.

Saturday, Oct 13 | 10 am to 1 pm
U-PICK DAY ON THE FARM 
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We’ll be opening the farm for our autumn U-Pick Day on the farm. And you and your friends are invited for some flower-picking fun! New this year — a limited number of early-pick tickets will be available on each event date. Then, the fields will open for drop-in pickers! $15-$20 a bucket. #HopeBlooms #FlowerPower

Tuesday, Oct 16 | 2 to 4 pm
CANDIDATES FORUM
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Meet the candidates at this public forum from 2-4.30 pm at the Farish Theater, 140 E. Main St, Lexington. Topics will focus on domestic and dating violence, sexual violence, stalking, child abuse, abuse of vulnerable adults, and human trafficking. Organized by the Domestic Violence Prevention Board, and hosted by Jack Pattie of WVLK. This is a free event.

Thursday, Oct 18 | All Day
PURPLE THURSDAY
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Wear purple — shirt, socks, tie, shoes, necklace — to identify yourself as an advocate and raise awareness. A wonderful way to get others involved! Register your faith group, workplace, or club as a participating group on our website. And we’ll send “Ask me why I’m wearing purple” stickers for group participants to wear during the day. #PurpleThursday #SupportSurvivors

Wednesday, Oct 24 | 5 to 6 pm
EKU Green Dot Event – TRAUMA INFORMED YOGA FOR STUDENTS  
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Join EKU Green Dot and instructor, Leah Van Winkle, a trainee in Ampersand’s Trauma Sensitive Yoga Pilot program, for this meaningful and valuable yoga workshop for students at the R&I Cul-de-Sac EKU Library. Free. Register at this link.

Thursday Oct 25 | 5.30 to 7.30 pm
2ND ANNUAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CANDLELIGHT VIGIL  

The Office of the Fayette County Sheriff invites you to attend this candlelight vigil at the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza in downtown Lexington to remember lives lost to intimate partner abuse in our community.

Friday, Oct 26  | 12 to 12.45 pm
EKU Green Dot Event – TRAUMA INFORMED YOGA FOR EMPLOYEES 
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Join EKU Green Dot and instructor, Leah Van Winkle, a trainee in Ampersand’s Trauma Sensitive Yoga Pilot program, for this meaningful and valuable yoga workshop for students at the Campus Rec Group Fitness Room. Free. Register at this link.