February Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM). Help us celebrate healthy relationships and join us in taking action to spread awareness and prevent dating violence!
Here’s how you can participate.
Join the Youth Voices Network for an Open Mic Night in honor of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Bring your poetry, your song, a story, your stand-up joke you've been dreaming of sharing! All open-mic sign-ups will receive a free raffle ticket.
When: February 22, 6-9 PM
Where: Edicola (524 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215)
POV on PBS will be holding a special sneak peek screening of the Oscar-nominated Minding the Gap, a documentary that follows three skateboarding friends as they navigate the the gap between childhood and fatherhood, between discipline and domestic abuse, and ultimately the chasm between childhood and becoming an adult. Youth peer leaders from Day One will facilitate a discussion after the film.
When: Friday, February 15, 5:30-7 PM
Where: Hostos Community College Multi-Purpose Room
120 East 149th Street (corner of Walton Ave and 149th) 2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10451
We will be featuring special blog posts about how adults can support the young people in their lives if they are experiencing dating abuse. Watch this space for a link!
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn @DayOneNY! Join the conversation with the hashtags #TeenDVMonth and #Orange4Love Day.
Wear Orange 4 Love Day is on February 12th and was started by the National Youth Advisory Board from loveisrespect.org to raise awareness about teen dating abuse.
In addition, we will be doing our own campaign throughout the entire month using the hashtag #TellThemNow.