Karin's Note: Friday October 06, 2017

Karin's Note:  Friday, October 6th, 2017
  • Ward 3 Events
  • Neighborhood Association/Coalition Meetings
  • City-Wide Events
  • Did You Know?
Dear Tucsonans,
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Councilmember Uhlich is proud to partner with Emerge! Center Against Domestic Violence to get out the word.  Let’s Paint Pima Purple!

Tina's Story: A Life of Abuse
Although domestic abuse is often thought of as a private or relationship issue between two people or within a family, the pathway to prevention and encouraging individuals and families to feel safe asking for help is to build a collective community culture that supports the safety of everyone. This pervasiveness and impact of an issue that thrives in silence and shame is visible when we consider that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. A question many may ask is "Why does someone stay with an abusive partner?" We must also invite alternate questions about why individuals choose to hurt the people they claim to love and what we as a community can do to respond.
There are a number of barriers to leaving an abusive relationship, such as financial dependence, guilt, emotional pain and isolation, or immigration status. One of the biggest barriers can be fear of physical retaliation because their partner has threatened them with physical harm or death. The potential of this threat very often prevents survivors from leaving or seeking support. In fact, survivors are at the highest risk of being seriously injured or killed when they leave their abusive partner.
Even without threats of physical harm, a survivor can experience a range of emotions that complicate their decision to leave their abusive partner. Many survivors blame themselves for the situation. They can experience sadness and grief. They may feel powerless or experience a loss of self-confidence. A wide range of emotions can contribute to survivors feeling overwhelmed when it comes to making decisions about their relationship.
Accessing support services can help survivors identify their strengths, develop a safety plan and work towards becoming more self-sufficient - even if they are not ready to leave their partner. Emerge provides individualized case management and meets survivors where they with the goal of minimizing their risk of serious harm or death.
In Arizona, there is a domestic abuse-related homicide every 3 ½ days. In this video, Tucson community member, Rachel Tineo, shares how her niece, Tina Soto, struggled to leave her abusive partner and the outcome when she finally did.
Tina's Story: A Life of Abuse
Get Involved!
There are many ways to show your support for Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

*  Get a purple hair extension at Salon Nouveau

*  Come to our Stuff-the-Truck events

*  Share this email with your friends, family & colleagues

*  Attend the Intro to Domestic Abuse Workshop  at Emerge on  Monday, October 9th from 9:00-11:00am. RSVP  to sarahjv@emergecenter.org

Community-Sponsored Events
Thursday, October 5, 7-9pm - Tucson NOW Chapter will host a free screening of Power and Control: Domestic Violence in America followed by discussion. Screening to be held at Sea of Glass, 330 E. 7th Street. Click here to reserve your seat.
Friday, October 6, 5:30pm - Oro Valley National Night Out will be held at the Target Shopping Center at 10555 N. Oracle Road. The Law Enforcement Wives Club will be holding a new pillow drive for Emerge participants at the event.
Sunday, October 8, 5pm - Fleet Feet will host a mini-run started at Sentinel Peak Brewery (4746 E. Grant Rd). Enjoy a short run, followed by great brews and delicious foods. Fleet Feet will also collect toiletries for Emerge. Click here for the Facebook event page.
Weekly Contest
Each week we will have a contest you may enter to win a prize!
This week's prize is a $20 gift card to 1702 Craft Beer & Pizza.
To enter, list 3 barriers to leaving an abusive relationship a survivor may experience.
Send your response to amys@emergecenter.org to be entered in the contest. The winner will be chosen at random and announced next week!


Ward 3 Events: 
Halloween Storytime & Costume Shop for Kids
Saturday October 7th, 10:15am-12pm
Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N 1st Ave
Get in the mood for Halloween at our Halloween Storytime featuring 30 minutes of fun and spooky stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. Following Storytime, we'll have crafts and coloring while you shop for a new Halloween look at our Costume SWAP.  Get your SWAP ticket ahead of time by bringing last year's costume to our Service Desk anytime between September 10th and October 6th, or bring it to Halloween Storytime. SWAP tickets are numbered, so first to donate a costume = first to shop.  At 12:00 noon, all leftover costumes will be given away via raffle drawing. You must be present to win!
2nd Annual Samos Home Tour
Saturday October 21st, 12:30-5pm
Samos Neighborhood
This is the 2nd Annual Samos neighborhood home tour.  Tickets are $10, there will also be raffle tickets and the book Samos: Stories That Built a Neighborhood available for purchase.  Proceeds will benefit projects in the Samos neighborhood.  Tickets can be purchased prior to the event by calling Jane at (520) 427-4532 or on the day of in front of Salpointe High School on Copper St.
Fall Plant Sale
Friday October 20th-Sunday October 22nd, 10am-5p
Native Seed/Search Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell Ave in Tucson
With cooler temps arriving in the southwest, many gardeners are taking trowel to soil. Native Seeds SEARCH is excited to bring back the fall veggie plant sale to help Tucson gardeners fill their beds. There will be an array of leafy greens, herbs, and other cool season plants that do well in Tucson’s climate from fall into winter.  As usual, the sale will open at 9am on Friday for members only and members get 10% off. The sale will be open to the general public from 10am-5pm Friday through Sunday.
Ward 3 Neighborhood Association/Coalition Meetings:
Campus Community Relations Committee Tuesday October 10th 6pm, UA Student Union
Coronado Heights Tuesday October 10th 6pm, Glenstone Village Apts 2835 N Stone Ave
Richland Heights East Monday October 16th 6:30pm, 1990 E Prince Rd
Samos Tuesday October 17th 6:30pm, Salpointe HS Trophy Rm 1545 E Copper St.
Flowing Wells Thursday October 19th 6pm, Ellie Towne Center 1660 W Ruthrauff Rd
Jefferson Park Wednesday October 25th 6pm, Ward 3 City Council office 1510 E Grant Rd
City-Wide Events:
2nd Annual Emergency Services Career Fair
Tuesday October 10th, 9-11:30am
Kino Sports Complex, South Complex, 2500 E Ajo Way
Calling all High School Students!! Join the Pima County Office of Emergency Management and other law enforcement, fire and rescue agencies for the 2nd Annual Emergency Services Career Fair. There will be over 15 agencies on site to discuss career opportunities in public safety and emergency services.
Boo Bash
Saturday October 21st, 4-7pm
Lincoln Park Soccer Fields, 4325 S. Pantano Rd
Join the Parks and Rec staff at Lincoln Park Soccer Fields (4325 S. Pantano Rd) on Sat. October 21st from 4-7pm for this free fun Halloween event. Come dressed up and inter the costume parade, play fun games, jump on the inflatables, and enjoy the trunk or treat event.  This is always a fun time out with the whole family. 
Did You Know...?
Iskashitaa Refugee Network harvests over 150,000 pounds of edible tree fruit and produce primarily from Tucson resident backyards. If you have tree fruit and/or produce that you'd like to donate and/or can't harvest please fill out a donor fruit form at http://www.iskashitaa.org/donate-your-fruit/.
Volunteer With Lend-A-Hand
Just a few hours a month can bring happiness to the life of a senior neighbor. Services are free to Lend-A-Hand clients. Drivers are needed to take seniors to doctor appointments, shopping, physical therapy, etc. You can receive mileage reimbursement.  Help now, and Lend-A-Hand will be there for you when you need help. Contact LEND-A-HAND, 248-6882, www.lahseniorhelp.org."
Grant Rd Improvement Project Phase 2
The traveling public can expect delays when driving in this work area. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work zone. If you have any additional questions or comments, please call the Grant Road Information line at (520) 624-4727 or email information@grantroad.info
For Details on work and restrictions: http://www.grantroad.info/pdf/Traffic_Alert_7_27_17.pdf Information on Grant Rd Improvement Project: http://www.grantroad.info/home