2021 National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

We kicked off Domestic Violence Awareness Month with SAVE’s Virtual Open House on October 1. If you weren’t able to attend, we invite you to watch the recorded conversation below.

Unnati Amin, Board President, shared her vision and hope – to eradicate violence in our community. Jennifer Dow-Rowell, Executive Director, talked about the critical facts of IPV in our community and nation. Kate Hart, Director of Programs, shared how SAVE’s staff adjust to the new norm by providing both in-person and virtual services to meet our survivors’ needs. Each Program Manager shared the services we offer, the number of survivors we reach, and the impact we make. Also, go on a tour of our Empowerment Center with Saral, Housing First Support Advocate, and Leslie, Client Support Advocate.

Please note that the presenter’s video was not captured, only the audio due to a recording issue.

We gather to remember those who are not with us today, to honor those who are rising in courage and to affirm our commitment to breaking and preventing cycles of violence together.

This year SAVE joins the nationwide campaign #Every1KnowsSome1 highlighting the tragically universal prevalence of intimate partner violence and believes this to be a call of action for each one of us to become ambassadors of change.

We hope to hear from a few of our thought leaders, including Aisha Wahab (Hayward Councilmember), Anu Natarajan (Former Vice Mayor of Fremont), Moina Shaiq (2019 Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame Awardee and Founder of Meet a Muslim), Joy Barnitz (President of TriCity Inter-Faith Council) and Jennifer Dow Rowell (SAVE’s Executive Director).

Following this, we will have an open mic forum for members of our community to express their thoughts on DVAM. Song, poetry, spoken word, all welcome!

Invite your friends and family! Please be masked. Please maintain social distancing. We also recommend using electric candles or cell phone lights, instead of real candles. Let us know that you are coming by RSVP on the event page.