A Call to Artists Survivors’ Art Exhibit 2015

A Call to Artists Survivors’ Art Exhibit 2015

The GCOSW’s Annual Conference Committee is seeking submissions for the 2015 Survivors’ Art Exhibit.

Survivors of domestic violence, family violence, sexual abuse, sexual assault, child abuse and other forms of interpersonal violence are invited to submit original artwork. We are currently accepting most types of art, including performance pieces to be presented at the reception.

Exhibit runs May 15-May 24, 2015 in the Hippodrome Art Gallery

Opening reception Friday, May 15 at 7pm Hippodrome State Theatre 25 SE 2nd Pl, Gainesville, FL 32601

For more information, please contact Sarah Kate Wilder or Whitney Shadowens at GvilleSAE@gmail.com or (352) 377-5690

Martha Varnes Award Nomination Form

The Martha V. Varnes Award is given annually by the Conference on Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Response Committee of the Gainesville Commission on the Status of Women. Titled in honor of retired University of Florida Police Department Lieutenant Colonel Martha Varnes, the award recognizes outstanding achievements and significant community contributions in the area of violence against women. The award will be presented at the GCOSW’s Annual Conference on May 12, 2015. Thank you for your nomination.

2015 Martha Varnes Award Nomination Form

Women’s History Month Sponsorships

February 15, 2015

Dear Friend of Gainesville Commission on the Status of Women:

On behalf of the Education Committee of the Gainesville Commission on the Status of Women, Inc., I would like to invite you and your organization to become a sponsor of the Awards Ceremony that is held in conjunction with the celebration of Women’s History Month in March.  We would very much appreciate a sponsorship donation of $25 to help support the activities of GCoSW.  If you would like to be a sponsor and have your name listed in the program, please send your check to GCoSW, c/o Carol Willis, Education Chair, 3626 SW 19th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32608 by February 25, 2014.

GCoSW presents the Ida B. Wells/Elizabeth Cady Stanton Award to two outstanding women in the community who dedicate themselves to work for women and civil rights here in Gainesville and Alachua County.  In past years, some of these recipients may have been members of your own group.

This year the Women’s History Month Awards Ceremony, which is held at the invitation of President Kent Fuchs at the  President’s House at the University of Florida, will be held on Monday, March 16th, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.  I encourage you to show your support for these women who do so much for our community.

If you have any questions regarding this year’s celebration or your sponsorship, please contact me at 376-7074 or cb148@bellsouth.net.  GCoSW is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Yours sincerely,

Carol Willis

Chair, Education Committee, GCoSW

 

October Events

October

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

During the month of October we invite you to join us as we raise awareness for Domestic Violence. We have a line up of great awareness raising events. Save these dates in your calendar and look for detailed emails for each event in your inbox throughout the month of October.

Use the page below to download the 2014 Events Flyer. We have also created a page dedicated to October, please visit www.peacefulpaths.org/october. You can also find us on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/peacefulpaths
March & Rally for Peace

We are excited to be teaming up with River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding again this year. Our rally will start at the steps of the Hippodrome State Theater at 4:00pm on Sunday, October 5. Come join us as we march and rally to end bullying and domestic violence.

TED Tours with Dr. Beachy
Join us for a brown bag lunch tour with The Executive Director (TED) of Peaceful Paths for a look in to our Emergency Services Campus expansion Project. Dr. Beachy will provide a brief project overview and a walking tour of the campus on Wednesday, October 15, from 12 – 1 pm . Please RSVP by October 10th to theresab@peacefulpaths.org

Film Screening & Training
On Monday, October 20th from 1-2pm we will be partnering with the Hippodrome State Theater to screen the film Power and Control in America. Immediately following the film screening there will be a discussion led by Peaceful Paths Executive Director, Dr. Theresa Beachy. Click here to register by October 17th.

Violence Prevention Panel
Save the date for this unique panel discussion taking place at University of Florida’s Library West on Thursday, October 23rd. More details on content and how to register will be coming soon.

40th Anniversary Vigil
This year we are celebrating 40 Years of Service to our community. We invite you to join us at our Outreach Office on Thursday, October 30th at 6:00pm for our Annual Vigil.

October is DV Awareness Month

Get details on local events!!

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

During the month of October we invite you to join us as we raise awareness for Domestic Violence. We have a line up of great awareness raising events. Save these dates in your calendar and look for detailed emails for each event in your inbox throughout the month of October.

Click here to download the 2014 Events Flyer. We have also created a page dedicated to October, please visit www.peacefulpaths.org/october. You can also find us on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/peacefulpaths