SWiC is proud to announce our Domestic Violence Awareness Month special event!
During the month of September, children and young adults in schools from around the county have the opportunity to complete and enter submissions for our Student Art and Poetry Competition! The various age groups are given a specific themed task that results in the creation of either a coloring sheet, poster, or work of poetry. This hard work will be presented at our Poetry with Purpose event on October 17th at The Walk In Art Center! The event will include displays of the student artwork as well as live performances by our poetry finalists. Prizes will be presented to the winners of both competitions. It is SO important to involve kids in topical discussions from a young age. Early childhood involvement creates open-minded, educated adults. More than 10 Million people are subject to some type of domestic and sexual abuse each year in the United States. Help us raise awareness to eliminate this number and join us in promoting the discussion that #LoveisRespect and #LivinginFearisNoWaytoLive.
Special thanks to our sponsors: Copycat, Regional Maple Leaf Communications Inc., and Walmart!
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In weekly art classes held in our safe house, a staff instructor works with residents and their children to create art as a means of empowerment through the healing process. As a result of these classes, SWiC has a lot of beautiful artwork created by survivors to showcase and does so every March in collaboration with the Pottsville Public Library to celebrate Women’s History Month!
However, SWiC is proud to announce that NEW THIS YEAR, Art as Healing is going on TOUR! Art as Healing can be seen at various libraries throughout the county to raise domestic violence awareness near and far! Stay tuned for more information!