October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!





Toy Gun & Violent Video Game Exchange

Promoting a Culture of Peace, Changing the Way our Children Play

Let’s have a conversation with our children and raise their awareness about our culture of violence.

Bring a toy gun or violent video game to one of our locations below, and receive a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and enter to win one of five raffle prizes!*

You could win: ipad, New Bike, Six Flags Passes, Movie Tickets, or Leapster

Saturdays in October from 10 am-1 pm

  • October 4: Novato Police Department, 909 Machin Ave, Novato, CA 94945
  • October 11: Ben & Jerry’s Bon Air Center, 290 Bon Air Center, Greenbrae, CA 94904
  • October 18: Town Center Corte Madera, 100 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera, CA 94925
  • October 25: Sausalito Police Department, 29 Caledonia St, Sausalito, CA 94965  

Sponsored by:  Center for Domestic Peace & Ben & Jerry’s
Endorsed by:  the Marin County District Attorney’s Office

To learn more about promoting a culture of peace, please visit our page on non-violent play.

*No purchase necessary to enter raffle. Must be 18 years old to enter, or on behalf of minor. Drawing will take place on November 6. You do not have to be present to win. Winners will be notified by phone or email. Penal Code Section 320.5


A DAY OF REMEMBRANCE: Day of the Dead as a Result of Domestic Violence


Center for Domestic Peace, 734 A Street, San Rafael

Join us for this day of remembrance: in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, in memory of those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrating those who have survived and celebrating those who work to end the violence in Marin County. The event includes many celebratory elements of the Mexican holiday, Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), such as a reading of the names of the victims of domestic violence as well as a bread ceremony.

Community members are invited to participate as compassionate witnesses. All those who have lost a loved one to domestic violence are invited to bring a photograph or a memento for the “Reading of the Names” ceremony.  The ceremony is a time of reflection, memory and honoring and the photograph or symbol will remain on the ceremonial table for one week. You are invited to contribute to the potluck lunch following the ceremony.

RSVP to 415.457.2464.