The Glendale Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) presents its 8th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). The CSW is partnering with local organizations to bring two significant anti-violence events to raise awareness and promote prevention efforts in the Glendale community.
The CSW and the YWCA of Glendale are partnering to present their annual candlelight vigil tonight, Thursday, Oct. 17 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will be held in the ballroom of the YWCA facility at 735 E. Lexington Drive in Glendale (free parking in the lot behind the YWCA on Geneva Street). The candlelight vigil is held in memory of victims of domestic violence – both survivors and those who have lost their lives. The vigil also provides an opportunity for awareness, education, and outreach to the community. Speakers at the vigil will include victims of domestic violence, clergy members from the community, and representatives from the YWCA, CSW, and Glendale Police Dept.
Additional events are planned to further raise visibility and educate the community about domestic violence. The CSW is partnering with various organizations in Glendale, including the Glendale YWCA, Massage Envy, Armenian Relief Society (ARS), Soroptimist International Glendale and Datev Outreach by having a presence at the Montrose Harvest Market and at Massage Envy on Brand Boulevard on Sunday, Oct. 20. CSW and volunteers from these various organizations will be present at the Montrose Harvest Market and in front of Massage Envy from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at the Glendale Galleria from noon to 4 p.m. to pass out purple ribbons, literature (brochures, flyers, etc.) from various organizations that provide services to women and their families, and Women & Families Resource Guides created by the CSW with contact information for agencies providing services to women in our community.