Voices Against Violence Benefit Concert For The Family Violence Prevention Center

A full day of music, ice cream, and fun. More than 12 Dayton area musicians, artists, and entertainers performing at this FREE concert. $1 donated to FVPC for every ice cream cone sold.
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May 18, 2008 - PRLog -- Voices Against Violence Benefit Concert for the Family Violence Prevention Center
Corner Cone Dairy Bar & Grill
Yellow Springs, Ohio
11 am to 9 pm
Sunday, June 1, 2008

The Voices Against Violence Benefit Concert will ignite the downtown Yellow Springs area on Sunday, June 1, 2008, from 11 am to 9 pm at the Corner Cone Dairy Bar & Grill in support of domestic violence awareness.  Voices Against Violence is a bi-annual event benefiting the Family Violence Prevention Center.  

The free outdoor benefit concert will feature 12 Dayton area musicians, covering a wide array of musical genera's.  Listeners from 9 months to 99 years will be entertained with the sounds of classical guitar, Americana, Celtic, folk, comedy, pop, classic rock and roll, and more.  Various artists and entertainers will be on hand throughout the day entertaining the crowd with magic, balloon artistry, and face painting.  Domestic violence awareness items, such as bracelets, necklaces, and lapel pens will be sold at the event to benefit the Family Violence Prevention Center.  The Corner Cone Dairy Bar & Grill will also donate $1 to the Family Violence Prevention Center for every ice cream cone sold on Sunday, June 1st.  

Domestic violence reaches far beyond physical abuse.  It is a growing problem that can only be battled through awareness.  The Voices Against Violence Benefit Concert hopes to brighten this dark and sometimes taboo subject with music and laughter. All music and activities are positive and family friendly.  

Musical Itinerary:

11am-Dustin Vincent
High Noon- Michael and His Guitar
1pm- American Outlaw
2pm- Peggy Welty Guitar Goddess
3pm- Rob Heiliger
4pm- Nate Rising
5pm- Amber Kaye
6pm- Hardcore Hippie with Miller Tyme
7pm- Dawn Cooksey
8pm- Full Circle
Other area musicians to make surprise appearances throughout the day!

The Family Violence Prevention Center is a non-profit organization that provides free prevention programs for Junior High and Senior High Schools, local businesses, and community groups, as well as offering preventative couple's counseling.  No charge intervention programs are offered for victims and perpetrators of domestic violence as well as outreach counseling, crisis assistance and safe housing.

According to the Ohio Domestic Violence Network, in Ohio (2006):
*  20,608 domestic violence cases were filed
*  135,645 people received domestic violence services
*  10,484 domestic violence victims received shelter
*  345 deaths occurred as a result of domestic violence
*  4,548 forcible rapes were reported
*  25,928 domestic violence victims were wives, or live-in partners of their offenders
*  Most victims of domestic violence do not report the crime and spend their lives as victims or abusers

 One in every four women will experience domestic violence in
her lifetime. One in 33 men have experienced an attempted or
completed rape.
 An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by
an intimate partner each year.
 The majority (73%) of family violence victims are female. Females
were 84% of spousal abuse victims and 86% of abuse victims at
the hands of a boyfriend.
 Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse
their own partners and children when they become adults.6

Questions or comments:  Please contact Tina Spencer

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The Family Violence Prevention Center works to eliminate domestic violence; every individual has the right to be free from harm, to be respected, and to determine and pursue their own goals.
FVPC is a non-profit organization that provides free prevention, outreach, intervention, and safe housing programs.  It is the FVPC's desire to encourage and support those whose lives have been forever changed by acts of violence; to strengthen individuals and help them to live violence free futures.
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