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Title: Sexual and Physical Abuse Resource Center (SPARC) History and Documents
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Title: Sexual and Physical Abuse Resource Center (SPARC) History and Documents
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Creator: SPARC
Publisher: SPARC
Publication Date: 1994
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SPARC Contact:
Sexual and Physical Abuse Resource Center Judy Johns (904) 377-5690
P.O. Box 5099
Gainesville, Fla. 32602-5099
(904) 377-5690



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To commemorate

Domestic Violence Awareness Month, SPARC celebrates a National Day of

Unity, observes Purple Ribbon Week surrounding the Day of Unity and holds a

luncheon to honor those involved in ending domestic violence.

Oct. 3 is the National Day of Unity. This day has become a week of

activities conducted at all levels to mourn those who have died because of

domestic violence, celebrate those who have survived and connect those who work

to end the violence.

During this week-long national observance, SPARC encourages supporters

to wear or tie on purple ribbons to acknowledge and bring awareness to violence

against women and their children. Purple ribbon week is Oct. 3 through Oct. 9.

SPARC's annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month luncheon will be

held Oct. SPARC hosts the luncheon each year to honor those people who

have been involved in efforts to end violence against women. Outstanding

volunteers, law enforcement officers and other outstanding supporters will be

honored for their efforts to end the violence.


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The luncheon will be at the Radisson Inn from 11:45 to 1 p.m.The
tickets for the luncheon ar $15. Reservations must be in by
October 15

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a time set aside nationally
to mourn the loss of women who were victims of domestic violence
It is also a time to celebrate those who have survived abusive
relationships and pay tribute to those who work with
organizations like SPARC
Statistic show that one out of three women will be sexually
assaulted in her lifetime. A woman is beated every 9 seconds.
Fifty percent of married women are beaten at least once by their
husbands and '24 percent of those women are pregnant. Almost 4
million women are battered annually and about 2.5 million
children are seriously abused by a parent, guardian or others.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an integral part of SPARC
because it is the month where we connect with battered women's
advocates across the country who are working to end violence
against women and their children." said Mary Nutter Executive
Director of SPARC
To make a reservation for the luncheon or for more information
about any of the Domestic Violence Awareness Month events call
Judy Johns at 904-377-5690.






STATE OF FLORIDA

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THE CAPITOL
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA 32399-0001
LAWTON CHILES
GOVERNOR




MEMORANDUM


TO: All FCADV Center Directors

FROM: Kathy Daniels, Program Coordinator V"
Governor's Task Force on Domestic Violence

SUBJECT: Library Mailout

DATE: September 27, 1994



In preparation for October's Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Governor Lawton Chiles
sent a letter to all Florida's public, state university and community college libraries
requesting their participation by creating public awareness displays. More than 150 libraries
have responded. For your information, I have enclosed a sample packet of materials which
all 150 libraries have received for use with their public awareness displays. We are
particularly excited about the bookmarks.




Enclosures
cc: Trish Hinton





STATE OF FLORIDA

0Q office of the (toternor
THE CAPITOL
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA 32399-0001
LAWTON CHILES
GOVERNOR
September 21, 1994


Dear Library Manager:

More than 150 libraries across Florida will be participating in Domestic Violence Awareness
Month by creating a display in their libraries. We appreciate your support on this critical issue.

Enclosed, please find the following:

1. Two Liz Claiborne posters;
2. Bookmarks listing new statewide toll-free number and information on domestic
violence centers around the state;
3. NCADV fact sheets;
4. Power and Control Wheel handouts;
5. Myths of Domestic Violence flyers;
6. Domestic Violence Awareness Month Calendar;
7. County-by-county listing of statewide domestic violence centers;
8. Bibliography;
9. Ryka Rose pamphlets;
10. "There's NO Excuse" pamphlet;
11. List of videos available from the State Library of Florida.

Please note that these items may be duplicated if more copies are required. Many activities
will be taking place throughout the state. Your local center is an excellent resource for current
information on these activities.

Each library may be as creative as it wishes. For example, the Manatee County Library System
in Bradenton designed a bookmark with a list of relevant books about abuse. They also
arranged for a speaker to present a program on the dynamics of family violence. This is an
especially helpful way to "get the word out." Their flyer is attached.

If the Governor's Office can be of further assistance, please call (904) 921-2168, or contact
Kathy Daniels, The Governor's Task Force on Domestic Violence, Room 210, The Capitol,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0001.

Sincerely,



Kathy Daniels
Governor's Task Force on Domestic Violence


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