In conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS) will launch a series called DVIS Community Talks: Conversations to Confront Violence.
The first talk of the series will take place Oct. 20 on Purple Thursday (Domestic Violence Awareness Day) at Hodges Bend (823 E. Third St. in Tulsa) at 8:30 a.m. Community members, survivors and advocates are invited to attend and enjoy coffee and pastries courtesy of Hodges Bend and GB Provisions.
In accordance with the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) theme of “#Every1KnowsSome1”, the conversation will focus on identifying the signs of abusive relationships, what to do and say if you or someone you love is affected and where to go for support.
Over the next year, DVIS Community Talks will explore a variety of topics, including sexual and domestic violence, stalking, and human trafficking. The series is geared toward exploring, understanding and responding to different types of interpersonal violence in our communities. Because these issues affect people from all areas of our community, DVIS Community Talks will take place at diverse locations across the city and include the voices of survivors, partner organizations and community leaders, in addition to the DVIS team.