Liz Claiborne Inc.
, and its national partners (Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence
, The National Domestic Violence Hotline
, Redbook, Seventeen
and Safe Horizon
) have nationally designated September 25, 2007, as "It's Time to Talk Day"
to bring awareness to the important issue of domestic violence. They hope that by filling the air waves, the phone lines, the schools and the heart of American commerce with information on this pervasive problem, they will raise enough awareness that eventually this horrible epidemic will be wiped out. And you are invited to join them!
Nationally, "It's Time to Talk Day" will include the following activities:
Talk Radio Row
Liz Claiborne will again sponsor Talk Radio Row. Talk Radio hosts from across the nation will devote several hours of airtime throughout the day to address the issue, featuring interviews with U.S. leaders, experts and celebrities who advocate domestic violence awareness. Leading Talk Radio Hosts from around the country will spend a day at Liz Claiborne headquarters in mid-town Manhattan with the sole purpose of interviewing individuals about domestic violence - how to prevent it, what bystanders can do, why men need to be involved in prevention, how victims can get help, and more.
CAEPV Member Safe Horizon is planning the national launch of SafeWork 2010, an initiative to help corporate leaders keep their employees safe and protect their bottom line.
CAEPV has been a national partner of SafeWork since 2005, and we will be proudly joining Safe Horizon on September 25th for a day full of exciting events. The launch corresponds with "It's Time to Talk Day", and Liz Claiborne Inc., The Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence, Safe Horizon and their partners are planning activities including a CEO roundtable, a training session and a film premiere.
Directed by James Ponsoldt, who wrote and directed a feature film called Off the Black which debuted at the most recent Sundance Film Festival, the new film (Un)Safe not only enables a deeper depiction of the impact of domestic violence on a corporate executive, her children, colleagues and company, but also ensures that SafeWork trainings will have a wider reach in corporations throughout the country. The film is possible through the generous support of CAEPV Member Altria Group.
The film premiere for (Un)Safe will be hosted by actress Mariska Hargitay of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit on the evening of SafeWork’s National Launch date, September 25th. A question and answer session with the director and cast will follow the screening. The film will also be used for the first time earlier that day as part of a SafeWork training and information session.
In Central Illinois, Radio Bloomington and local CAEPV members are co-sponsoring "It's Time to Talk Day" to raise awareness throughout local communities. This year the focus is safety and wellness in relationships--whether they are at home, in the workplace, online, in dating relationships, in the faith community, in schools, or the community in general. Local CAEPV members will be participating in "It's Time to Talk Day" in the following ways:
- Holding a press conference to announce "It's Time to Talk Day" at the DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center in Bloomington, IL.
- Co-sponsoring a conference on teen-dating violence awareness and online safety with the 11th Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council
- Holding a "Lunch & Learn" program on youth, bullying and exclusion for parents in Downtown Bloomington, sponsored by the Soroptimist of Bloomington-Normal
- Extensively running a special television show about domestic violence in all residence halls at Illinois State University (September 21 - October 1).
- Illinois State University's School of Social Work students designed domestic violence and sexual assault resource cards to distribute that also contain a pledge regarding the issue.
- Local governments and universities issuing proclamations of "It's Time to Talk Day" and encouraging citizens to take a moment to talk about domestic violence
- Distributing educational materials in workplaces*
- Distributing domestic violence awareness brochures to clients*
- Holding seminars for employees
- Providing information to employees via the Internet and Intranet
- Writing informational articles for employee newsletters*
- Working with local schools to share the message about safety and wellness
- Providing Public Service Announcements and radio interviews (Radio Bloomington)
- Sponsoring a half-page ad in the local paper, The Pantagraph on "It's Time to Talk Day" encouraging the community to take a moment to talk
- Providing a healing opportunity event for survivors of domestic violence (closed to public)
Local CAEPV Resources
- Calendar of Events for Central Illinois (September - October 2007)
- Media Alert / News Conference Packet (September 17, 2007)
- 11th Judicial Circuit IFVCC conference (September 25, 2007)
- Biography: Vicki Crompton-Tetter (Speaker, IFVCC conference)
- Biography: terry glenn lilley (Speaker, IFVCC conference)
- Soroptimist sponsored "Lunch & Learn" program (September 25, 2007)
- Clothesline Project (Sepember 24, 2007)
- Letter to school principals and sample morning announcement (2007)
- The Pantagraph newspaper advertisement (September 25, 2007)
- Radio PSA #1 with Radio Bloomington/WJBC (2007)
- Radio PSA #2 with Radio Bloomington/WJBC (2007)
- Resource Card by Illinois State University students - FRONT (2007)
- Resource Card by Illinois State University students - BACK (2007)
- Proclamation by McLean County, IL (2007)
- Proclamation by City of Bloomington, IL (2007)
- Proclamation by Town of Normal, IL (2007)
- Proclamation by Illinois State University (2007)
- Proclamation by Illinois Wesleyan University (2007) *check back soon
- Proclamation by Heartland Community College (2007)
Additional Sample Resources
Sample Proclamation for Local Government (2007)
Redbook "It's Time to Talk Day" article (2006)
Assisting Victims at Work
Recognizing Healthy Relationships Seminar
Helping a Victim of Domestic Violence
How Do You Begin a Conversation?
How to Get Help within your State
Is There Hope for Batterers?
Safety Tips for Victims of Partner Violence
Signs of an Abusive Relationship
A Parent's Guide to Teen Dating Violence: 10 Questions to Start the Conversation
A Parent's Handbook: How to Talk to Your Children About Developing Healthy Relationships
A Woman's Handbook: A Practical Guide to Discussing Relationship Abuse
Informational Brochures in English and Spanish
Tough Talk: What boys need to know about relationship abuse
What You Need to Know About Dating Violence: A Teen's Handbook
101 Ways to Counter Domestic Violence
All of the day's events work together to convey the message that each of us has a responsibility to discuss and learn about domestic violence. More ideas will come as plans are finalized, so please check back often!
Local participants in "It's Time to Talk Day 2007"
Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington/Normal
Center for Prevention of Abuse (Peoria)
Children's Foundation (a program of the Children's Home and Aid Society of Illinois)
City of Bloomington
Central Illinois Men Against Domestic Abuse
Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence
Collaborative Solutions Institute
COUNTRY Insurance & Financial Services
11th Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council
Family & Community Resource Center
Feminist Lead Activist Movement to Empower (FLAME, Illinois State University Registered Student Organization)
Heartland Community College (HCC)
Illinois State University (ISU)
ISU Student Counseling Services and Sexual Assault Prevention and Survivor Services
Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU)
McLean County Government
McLean County Domestic Violence Multi-Disciplinary Team
McLean County State's Attorney's Office
Mid Central Community Action's Countering Domestic Violence Program
PATH (Providing Access to Help)
Soroptimist International (Midwestern Region)
State Farm Insurance Companies
Student Counseling Services at Illinois State University
Town of Normal
YWCA of McLean County