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September 2015

2015 Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Calendar of Events Sep 29, 2015

Each year during October, we honor the memory of those who have died as a result of domestic violence, celebrate those who have survived, and connect those who work to end violence.

Below is a list of all of the events throughout Domestic Violence Awareness Month hosted either by the Family Justice Center or one of our community partners. If you have an event to post here, please email us.


October 2

SAVE (Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments) would like you to join them for breakfast at their 13th Annual Breakfast Eye Opener. Keynote Speaker: California State Senator Connie Leyva, author of SB 592 (Health Relationships and Safe Schools Act).

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Newark/Fremont, 39900 Balentine Drive, Newark, CA.
Time: 7:30am to 9am.
Cost: $75 per person.
More information: please call (510) 574-2250.

October 3

Tri-Valley Haven invites you to their annual Pace for Peace 5K Walk/Run and 10K Run. Spend the first Saturday of the month in Livermore's beautiful vineyards! Pace For Peace supports Tri-Valley Haven's vital services for survivors. Runners and walkers of all ages are encouraged to participate.

Location: Near Downtown Livermore at 3663 Pacific Ave Livermore, CA 94550.
Time: Event begins 8am (please come early to check-in).
More information: please visit

October 4

DeafHope invites you to their Annual Tea Party. Help support DeafHope and all the great work they do for our hearing-impared victims by attending their annual Tea Party.

Location: Wedgewood Banquet, 10051 Doolittle Drive, Oakland, CA.
Time: 12pm to 4pm.
Cost: $75 per person.
More information: please visit the DeafHope website.

October 8

Alameda County District Attorney’s Office is hosting the Fourth Annual Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse Investigations Training called “The Harsh Reality of Vulnerability: Frauds, Physical Abuse & Mental Health Issues”. The deadline for registering is October 1.

Location: San Leandro Public Library (Estudillo Room), 300 Estudillo Ave, San Leandro, CA.
Time: 8:30am to 1:30pm.
More information: contact Deputy District Attorney Cheryl Poncini (Elder Protection Unit) on (510) 268-7554 or by email.

October 10

BAWAR invites you to join them for their 4th Annual Gala to benefit Latino Survivors of Sexual Assault. There will be a buffet dinner, with entertainment, raffles, and a silent auction.

Location: One E Entertainment, 200 Hegenberger Road, Oakland, CA.
Time: 6pm - 1:45am.
Cost: $25 per person
More information: please visit BAWAR website or contact us by email.

October 23

(1) Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area invites all golfers to play in their 3rd Annual Chasing the Rock for Kids Charity Golf Tournament. This year all proceeds benefit Alameda County Family Justice Center.

Location: Las Positas Golf Course.
Time: 12:30pm start with many fun activities and prizes. Dinner follows.
More Information: Please visit our website for more information and to register.

(2) DeafHope is hosting a workshop called 'Enough is Enough'. Part 1 focuses on 'Captioning: your rights and advocacy' with the second part being held on November 6.

Location: Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA.
Time: 10am - 3pm.
More information: please visit the Deaf Hope website.

(3) A Safe Place and IDVAAC present the National Domestic Violence Conference on Mental Health, Trauma and Domestic Violence. National and local leaders will present evidence-based models for mental health professionals, faith based-leaders, domestic violence and community advocates working to address domestic violence.

Location: California Endowment, 1111 Broadway 7th Floor, Oakland, CA, 94607.
Time: 9am - 3:30pm.
Registration: Earlybird special $65 (before October 9), regular price $75.
More information: please visit the A Safe Place website.

October 30

Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and the Alameda County Family Justice Center invite you to join them in commemorating Domestic Violence Awareness Month with A Day of Remembrance. Event begins with a Children’s Art Exhibit, and the formal programs includes speakers with the reading of names ceremony.

Location: Alameda County Administration Building Plaza, 1221 Oak Street, Oakland, CA.
Time: Formal program from 12:15pm to 1:15pm, with resource tables open from 11:30am.
Cost: FREE.
More information: (510) 267-8800 or email us.

November 7

Progressive Transition(s), Inc. invites you to their Shining the Light Benefit, an evening bringing people together to shine the light on violence against women. There will be Art, Music, Spoken Word, Silent Auction, Raffle, and more.

Location: Z Café & Bar, 2735 Broadway, Oakland CA."Time: From 5pm.
Cost: $50 per person.
More information: (510) 917-0666 or visit the Progressive Transition(s) website.

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ACFJC Executive Director Cherri Allison wins Prestigious Award Sep 21, 2015

The Executive Director of our Alameda County Family Justice Center, Cherri Allison, recently received an honor of great magnitude when she was named a winner of the American Bar Association's 20/20 Vision Award.

Recipients of the 20/20 Vision Award are pioneers who have mobilized the legal profession against domestic and sexual violence. In their unique way, each recipient created, supported, advanced and/or advocated for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, and have also worked to change society and in making justice accessible for victims.

“To be recognized by the American Bar Association and receive this award was an incredible honor and am very thankful that my work with victims of domestic violence has made a difference,” said Ms Allison.

“I am also grateful that every single day, I have a chance to continue to refine and improve services for victims of domestic violence, stalking and abuse at the Alameda County Family Justice Center. The ACFJC has recently celebrated ten years serving victims of domestic violence in our County, and we have plenty more planned for the next ten years to serve those in need.”

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