DENTON (UNT), Texas – The University of North Texas and Denton County Friends of the Family will host a variety of events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month throughout October. The events aim to raise awareness and bring together those on campus and throughout the community who want to end relationship violence. The full calendar of events is available online.
Resource Fair and Clothesline Project
11 a.m.-1 p.m. October 3 (Monday) on the Sage Hall lawn, 1167 Union Circle in Denton
Visit the lawn outside Sage Hall to learn about Domestic Violence Awareness Month, receive information about resources for survivors of domestic violence and to participate in The Clothesline Project, which honors victims of domestic violence. Participants will decorate T-shirts with encouraging or inspiring messages for survivors.
Denton County Friends of the Family Clothesline Project
7 p.m.-10 p.m. October 7 (Friday) at the Denton Courthouse lawn, 110 W Hickory St. in Denton
Denton County Friends of the Family will host The Clothesline Project on the Denton Square to honor victims of domestic violence. Participants will decorate T-shirts with encouraging or inspiring messages for survivors.
Rock N’ Stroll
8 p.m.-11 p.m. October 14 (Friday) at Harvest House, 331 E Hickory St. in Denton
Denton County Friends of the Family will host a live music concert for Domestic Violence Awareness Month at Harvest House. The event will include speakers who will share their experiences with domestic violence.
Denton County Friends of the Family Food Drive
9 a.m.-1 p.m. October 15 (Saturday) at Denton Community Market, 317 W Mulberry St. in Denton
Denton County Friends of the Family is hosting a food drive throughout the month of October for its food pantry. Come out to Denton Community Market to donate canned goods and nonperishable food items.
Noon-4 p.m. October 22 (Saturday) at Fred Moore Park, 501 S Bradshaw St. in Denton
ThrowBacktober Fest is a domestic violence awareness festival with live music, free food and fun activities for all ages. The festival is hosted by the Our Community Matters Program at Denton County Friends of the Family. The program works with local law enforcement and advocates to bring awareness to those working to end domestic violence in the community.