Week of Action 2018
Join NNEDV October 14 through 20, 2018 for the National Week of Action!
Tell us how YOU are getting involved during the National Week of Action using #Safety4Survivors and #1Thing.
Sunday, October 14: #SelflessSunday – Donate your time, money, or in-kind donations to your state/territory coalition or local domestic violence program. Take action:
- Connect with your territory/state coalition.
- Donate to NNEDV. Support our life-changing work.
- Can’t donate? Here are other ways to get involved.
Monday, October 15: My Voice Monday – Have you helped pass legislation that supports survivors? Have you written an article about domestic violence in your community? Tell us how YOU are a voice against violence. Take action:
- Write a letter to the editor – use our template guidelines or check out this example Letter to the Editor.
- Use our talking points to start conversations about domestic violence with friends, family members, neighbors, or colleagues.
- Challenge myths about domestic violence. Here are 31 ways you can challenge widely-held perceptions about domestic violence.
Wednesday, October 17: #WokeWednesday – Take action! You can make a difference by advocating for legislation and elected officials that support survivors. Get involved:
- Take Action! Sign onto our Action Alert (coming soon).
- Sign up to receive NNEDV’s occasional Action Alerts and updates.
- Register to vote! Voter privacy is important to survivors who may be concerned about their personal information being released or accessed by an abusive person. If this is a concern for you or someone you know, we have resources:
- First-time voter? Here are some tips.
- Engage with candidates. Ask them questions about how they will support survivors. Check out these customizable resources developed by the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence.
Thursday, October 18: #PurpleThursday – Wear purple to show your support for survivors and for ending domestic violence! Share your purple on social media using #PurpleThursday.
Friday, October 19: Fame Friday – Support survivors by analyzing how we, as a society, talk about domestic violence. Domestic violence is present in the pop culture we consume – through music, movies, television, books, and media. Share how you are reframing these narratives to support survivors. Take action:
- See some pop culture commentary that can help you think critically about the popular culture we consume.
- Read “What to Do When You Discover Your Fave is Problematic: Channeling your Outrage, Anger, and Disbelief.”
- Host a movie night (check out our Pinterest board for movie ideas!) and use our Movie Night Conversation Guide to talk about the themes from the film.
- Learn about our online book club, Reader with a Cause! Join today to participate in discussions about the ways in which popular books address domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence.
- Our #EmpowermentPlaylist collects inspirational songs that inspire us to fight for change, offer strength, and empower.
Saturday, October 20: #TechSafety Saturday – Technology has a major impact on survivors. Newly emerging technologies are cause for conversation about the ways that this technology can be misused to harm survivors, but also how these technologies can help hold offenders accountable and be a source of connection for survivors. Take action:
- Download our Tech Safety App (now also available in Spanish | Ahora disponible en español).
- Update your privacy setting on social media – we have handy guides on privacy and safety on Facebook.
- The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to devices connected to each other and to a device or app that can control them (think smart homes). Check out this series of handouts describing the risks and potential benefits of the new wave of IoT devices.
- See what DVAM events are happening in your community by visiting your territory/state coalition or checking out the national calendar of DVAM events!
- Organizing an event? Visit the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence for other DVAM materials!
- Download the #1 Thing Action Guide: Inspiring Action Through a Unified Message for templates, recommendations, strategies, and tools for incorporating the #1Thing message into public awareness activities and campaigns.