Thursday, April 18, 2024

Here are some local events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

NEWPORT NEWS — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a nationwide campaign created to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence.

According to statistics, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced domestic violence by a partner in their lifetime, the

The Newport News Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office is hosting events throughout the month to share information on domestic violence and provide resources to people suffering from abuse.

The theme, Family Matters, highlights the fact that domestic violence impacts an entire family, not just the person being abused, according to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

Here’s the schedule:

  • Oct. 1 – Opening ceremony, Newport News City Hall lobby, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Oct. 8 – Piggly Wiggly, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Oct. 10 – Grissom Library, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Oct. 27 – Patrick Henry Mall, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

All events are free and open to the public.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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