Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2018

The days are growing shorter, the radiant sun giving way to the brisk breezes of fall, and once again Domestic Violence Awareness Month approaches. We are pleased to be partnering with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) to promote the Awareness + Action = Social Change campaign.

Are you planning community awareness events for DVAM? Please submit info about your events for us so we can signal-boost your great work. 

Coalition member programs will receive posters, stickers, and other campaign materials by mail before October (these resources will also be made available on this page shortly) . We will also be releasing weekly mailings throughout the month containing events happening throughout Oregon and additional resources for supporting survivors and educating communities.

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Creating safer spaces for our Coalition community

As an organization, the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence recognizes that oppression is a root cause of sexual and domestic violence. As such, actively engaging in anti-oppression work is vital to ending sexual and domestic violence. These principles are at the core of our organization’s mission and philosophy statements; individual and program members agree to these upon joining the Coalition and renewing their membership annually.

Acknowledging this, we would like to address a bias incident which was brought to our attention, involving several members of our community during a Coalition-organized event. This is not the first time racism and other forms of oppression have manifested in our spaces, and we acknowledge the harm this specific incident has caused. We’re writing today to reaffirm our commitment to anti-oppressive principles and practices, and invite you to join us as we continue to navigate this vital work.

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Purchase Marie Ernst soaps; support OCADSV!

With each purchase of a Marie Ernst (link is external) Beauty Bar, $2 will be donated directly toward the Oregon Coalition’s efforts of establishing a flexible fund for survivors of abuse across the state.

Marie Ernst Beauty Bars are a creamy cleansing dual-purpose interlocking soap where one side gently exfoliates, moisturizes and polishes your skin and the other scented side moisturizes and beautifies your entire body. In addition to being great for your skin, they are all-natural, hypoallergenic, paraben-free, cruelty-free, phthalate-free, vegan and sustainable, protecting our environment with no use of microbeads that pollute our streams and oceans.

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