5th Annual 50 Shades of Blue Domestic Violence Awareness Event
Bringing awareness to the prevention of Domestic Violence in Baltimore, MD
By: Lady Blue
Domestic violence, or intimate partner violence as it is now called, happens daily. Though there is a domestic violence awareness initiative it's rarely pushed heavy enough to make any actual difference. I feel very strongly that it should be recognized and supported year round having just as visible a campaign and voice as Cancer.
Those who dare to speak out about domestic violence are often misconstrued in the media and personal relationships with friends and family. Men, like women, often find themselves victims of domestic violence, yet won't speak about it because it's considered taboo. Some people find it unbelievable that a man would subject himself to such a situation.
Domestic violence seems to be occurring more regularly these days with athletes and their relationships. The sports world does its duty to brush it under the rug quickly though they will spotlight certain cases so as not to appear oblivious.
The LGBT community suffers in silence because society wishes to look the other way.
The 2019 event had more of a party feel with vendors, music and more. This year, we will do it differently, incorporating a sit down forum. There are speakers, sponsors and advocated lined up to support this cause and event. I am proud to offer this platform.
As an a show of solidarity, we have requested all scheduled participants wear a shade of blue to keep with the theme as they share their stories of survival and how they overcame domestic violence.
Hosted at the Furley Recreational Center in Baltimore on October 19, 2019.
Chandra Gore, Principal Consultant
Chandra Gore Consulting
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