Friday, November 12, 2010

LIZ CLAIBORNE'S "IT'S TIME TO TALK DAY" TAKES PLACE DECEMBER 8, 2010

CAEPV Member Liz Claiborne Inc. and it’s partners have been joining forces for It's Time to Talk Day annually as a way to encourage greater public dialogue about domestic violence. The Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence is proud to be one of those partners.

Liz Claiborne Inc. created It’s Time to Talk Day to draw major national attention to the importance of talking about domestic violence, teen dating violence and intimate partner abuse.

This year, they are continuing their very successful partnership with Talk Radio News Service by sponsoring their annual “Talk Radio Row on Domestic Violence” at Liz Claiborne Inc. headquarters in New York City.

Around the country, talk radio, government officials, domestic violence advocates, businesses, schools and the public-at-large take a moment - or more - to talk openly about an issue that affects nearly one in three women at some point in their lifetime. In fact, millions of talk radio listeners around the country were reached with the message since the inception of It’s Time to Talk Day in 2004.

Leading national and local talk radio hosts will once again conduct back-to-back interviews with guests on various domestic violence issues throughout the entire day.

Partners for 2010 include Seventeen, the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL), MTV’s digital abuse campaign “A Thin Line,” Love is Louder, Verizon Foundation and Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation -- joining domestic violence advocates and experts, attorneys general, local, state and federal legislators, celebrities, corporate and government leaders, parents and teens on air to talk about what we can do to end domestic violence and teen dating abuse, how we can get involved in prevention, and how and where victims can get help.

Radio Row will begin at morning drive time, 5 a.m., and will end about 7 p.m. EST. Every hour, a group of different featured guests will be interviewed by the talk radio hosts on the air at that time.

You can make a difference by hosting an It's Time to Talk Day event in your community. For the past several years cities and organizations from around the country held various programs to raise awareness of the issue. Programs and events have ranged from big, organized efforts such as press conferences, walks and vigils, to creative projects such as plays, and lastly educational efforts were made to devote this day to teaching the curriculum at local schools. For event ideas for your community, click here.

4 comments:

Lydia Marie said...

I am glad to see that people are not just talking about Domestic Violence in October. I hate people that think "Oh, Domestic Violence Month is October... we don't need to talk about it any other time!"
Thank you Liz Claiborne! Thank you for talking about it in any month other than October.

Anonymous said...

I am just getting involved in the prevention and and recovery of domestic violence thru Joyful Heart Foundation. They shared this link on facebook. Thank you for all you do. I shared it on my wall too. I lost two jobs as an interior decorator from showing up to work exhausted and beat up, thinking I was being responsible. Battered women's syndrome is real.

Amber, Survivor

DCCADV said...

This is great! and I agree with Lydia...lately, DV talk has died down on twitter and though I can understand the exhaustion of people from DVAM I do think we, as a movement, should not drop the ball on all the public awareness we have done last month. I will tweet and share this on facebook!

Rishelle Atwood said...

I just recently spoke up about my son's father abusing me. I was awarded a DVO against him. I am now being sued by the state and risk losing my children for neglect because I stayed in the home with my ex. I live in a state where I have no family and had nowhere to go. My children were not his target, I was. I wish I would have never said anything now. How is this fair and how is this teaching women to speak out?