Training and Event Calendar
August 2013 – January 2014
The Louisiana Housing Alliance is hosting its 5th Annual Listening Tour August 19th-30th! Each year they convene housing advocates, developers, service providers, government officials, and policy makers to discuss housing issues in your community.
The Listening Tour is a critical event that shapes the state-level policy priorities for the Louisiana Housing Alliance each year. Register for the meeting closest to you, and let your voice be heard!
For more information and to register: http://lahousingalliance.givezooks.com/events/2013-louisiana-housing-alliance-listening-tour
This webinar will discuss how men standing with women against violence can help to “turn the tide” by affirming that traditionally men held women in high regard-respecting their roles, wisdom, and strength-and informing other male relatives that ongoing violence against women is unacceptable.
To register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/812771830
The Family Justice Center of Ouachita Parish is hosting a Domestic Violence Awareness Month Commemoration. This year’s theme, “Hope in the Light of Day”, highlights the Coordinated Community Response efforts of the Ouachita Parish SAFE Task Force as it strives to promote victim safety and batterer accountability. Open to the public. Domestic violence literature is available including DV Fact Sheets, brochures, and DV Handbooks.
“Purple Balloon Release” is the culminating event for the Dollars for Domestic Violence fundraiser for high school students within Ouachita Parish. The high school raising the most funds releases the Purple Balloons at their campus. This event is hosted each October by the Family Justice Center of Ouachita Parish.
“Dollars for Domestic Violence” is an awareness fundraiser for high school students within Ouachita Parish. Students purchase domestic violence ribbon cards for one dollar to Say No to Domestic Violence. Students pledge to help raise awareness of domestic and teen dating violence.
The LIVE BUTTERFLY RELEASE is the culminating event for the winners of the Pennies for Peace elementary school domestic violence awareness and fundraising project. The winning school will release live butterflies followed by a pizza party for the winning class in honor of safe families. This event is hosted each October by the Family Justice Center of Ouachita Parish.
Pennies for Peace is an elementary school awareness project in which schools compete using purple piggy banks to collect coins to help local children and their families in Northeast Louisiana receive domestic violence services. Age-appropriate materials are provided for parents to review with students at home. Teachers and counselors are provided with resource and referral information. This event provides a positive experience in addressing a community problem that affects many children. Special recognition of winning school /class plus a $100.00 gift card drawing in which all participating schools are eligible to win.