Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2018


In October the Golden state turns purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). CALCASA strongly believes we can not end Violence Against Women unless both the Sexual Assault and the Domestic Violence fields work together.  In CALCASA’s 2013 report Reciprocal Advancement we highlight the intentional linking of both fields to bolster resources, support and leverage our strengths.

“Our movement is inextricably linked to other struggles for social justice” as we kick start October we move forward intentionally recognizing and working with those dynamics of reciprocal advancement. Domestic Violence has clear correlations with sexual violence and this month we recognize the distinctions and differences to honor the courage of survivors and to recognize the dedication of advocates and allies. CALCASA stands strong in our commitment to end sexual and domestic violence through prevention and support. CALCASA remains in solidarity with our sister coalition the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence and we encourage everyone to take part in Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Lorena Campos

Communications Associate Lorena Campos works closely with leadership and management to support the activities of the Communications Team and coordinates CALCASA’s day to day communications such as content development, messaging, public relations, marketing, and social media outreach. Lorena began her work with CALCASA as an intern in the spring of 2015. She was born and raised in Stockton California and graduated from the University of the Pacific with a B.A. in Political Science, and Minor in Ethnic Studies. She is committed to lifting the voices of Survivors and Rape Crisis Center Programs through her work and supporting CALCASA’s national voice. Lorena is a Chicana, who loves to be with family and friends and loves going to the beach.

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