For the seventh straight year, Liz Claiborne Inc. is sponsoring It’s Time to Talk Day on December 8, 2010, a day dedicated to ensuring that Americans speak up about a subject that most people simply prefer not to discuss — domestic violence. Representatives of The Hotline and loveisrespect will join other advocates on “Radio Row” at the Liz Claiborne headquarters in New York City to talk about domestic violence.
This year’s event will begin with a screening of Telling Amy’s Story, a riveting documentary which follows the timeline of a domestic violence homicide that occurred on November 8, 2001. NBC Today Show co-host, Meredith Vieira, will emcee the screening. The documentary is narrated by actress and member of The Hotline’s 15th Anniversary Honorary Committee, Mariska Hargitay.
To take part in It’s Time to Talk Day in your community, please consider doing the following:
- Ask medical offices, hospitals, city offices if you can hang posters which include The Hotline number as a resource
- Encourage local businesses to hang purple ribbons in their place of business
- Encourage your local mayor and city council to recognize the day as It’s Time to Talk Day
- Tweet with the #ITTTD hashtag, post information about It’s Time to Talk Day on Facebook and email your friends with empowering information about domestic violence. Help them know the signs of abuse and that help is available by calling The Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
- Talk to your friends, co-workers and family about healthy relationships and get the conversation started
For more information on It’s Time to Talk Day, visit Love Is Not Abuse.