It's Time to Talk Day

Joyful Heart is joining forces with Liz Claiborne Inc. and other partners for It's Time to Talk Day on December 3, 2009 as a way to encourage greater public dialogue about domestic violence.

Around the country, talk radio, government officials, domestic violence advocates, businesses, schools and the public-at-large will take time 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.

Take a moment to talk about domestic violence:

  • At work, ask your employer to address this issue and help employees who are in need by putting domestic violence hotline numbers in common spaces (i.e. lunch rooms, bathrooms, bulletin boards)
  • Ask at your local school to see if the issue of dating violence is being addressed and urge them to adopt the Love Is Not Abuse curriculum to prevent teen dating violence
  • Contact your local domestic violence organization to find out what they need-beyond money, they might need household goods, toys, cloths and other things you might be able to provide

Click here for more ideas on how you can get involved.

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