#PassVAWA2012 Facebook Photo Campaign

LCADV would like to thank everyone who participated in the #PassVAWA2012 Facebook Photo Campaign! We appreciate you sharing your stories with us and supporing the National Day of Action as we tell Congress that it’s time to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act! Feel free to keep tagging us on Facebook or email your submissions to: info@lcadv.org.

VAWA National Day of Action

This Wednesday, Nov. 14th, is the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION.  The easiest way to participate is through social media.  Be a part of a ground-breaking campaign to leverage the full power of social media in fighting for the Reauthorization of VAWA! Join advocates across the nation in the #PassVAWA2012 Facebook Photo Campaign to tell Congress that it’s time to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act!  It’s easy – just snap photos of you, your friends, and your colleagues – holding up signs saying why we need to Pass VAWA NOW!  Tweetpic to #PassVAWA2012.  Once you send LCADV your photos (monica@lcadv.org), or tag us on Facebook, Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, we’ll send them to the NNEDV team.  Here are some examples:

Want to do more?  Use this number 888.269.5702 to connect to the Capitol switchboard.  Then ask to be connected to your U.S. Representative (www.house.gov) or Senator (www.senate.gov) and tell him or her to pass an inclusive VAWA 2012.

Showcase of Strength

LCADV was proud to support A Showcase of Strength held at the Sigur Center in Chalmette, La., Oct. 6th. Big thanks to the St. Bernard Battered Women’s Program, Inc. for sharing their 25th Anniversary gala photos with us! Please follow St. Bernard Battered Women’s Programs, Inc. on Facebook to view the rest of the gala photos.

LCADV’s Director’s Retreat – Fashion Show Winners

Congratulations to our fashion show winners: Cindy Roach from The Wellspring Alliance for Families ~ ‘Most Unique’, Valerie Bowman, Domestic Violence Program Director for The Wellspring Alliance for Families ~ ‘Most Adventurous’ and Dale Standifer, Executive Director of Metropolitan Center for Women and Children ~ ‘Grand Supreme!’ Thank you to everyone who participated. We hope you are all enjoyed LCADV’s Director’s Retreat!

OASIS’ Flowers on the Lake

LCADV was proud to support OASIS’ Flowers on the Lake at the Lake Charles Civic Center Seawall on Oct. 30th. The event raised awareness and provided support for domestic and sexual violence.

LSU/CAFVIC – Take Back the Night

LCADV staff supported LSU’s Office of Health Promotion, Women’s Center, CAFVIC and several community members during the 26th Annual Take Back The Night Candlelight March held at LSU’s Memorial Tower on Oct. 14.

SAFE’s Memorial Ceremony in Livingston Parish

LCADV’s Project Coordinator Shelia Cole was the guest speaker at SAFE’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month’s Memorial Ceremony in Denham Springs on Oct. 11.

Faith House’s Women Helping Women Luncheon

LCADV was proud to support Faith House at their ’2012 Women Helping Women Luncheon’ held in Lafayette on Oct. 11.

LCADV is looking for Volunteers!

LCADV is looking for volunteers to help us revise Dating Violence booklets every Friday in October, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. If you are interested in helping out or know of a student in need of community service hours, please let us know. We look forward to hearing from you!

Safe Harbor – Mayor’s Breakfast

LCADV supported Safe Harbor during their first annual Slidell Mayor’s Breakfast commemorating October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month held at the Ramada Inn in Slidell, La., on Oct. 10.  Mayor Freddy Drennan presented a proclamation to Executive Director Kim Kirby.  Community members were present in solidarity including the Chief of Police, a district attorney, rotary club members, and board members.