Tomorrow I’ll be adding my voice to the what organizers hope will be a large chorus of stories, information and sharing. If you’ve got a blog – or a link that you’re willing to share via Twitter – I’d like to invite you to join me and others to lend a voice to an important issue.
The Women’s Fund for Birmingham will be holding it’s first ever Blogging Against Violence event tomorrow afternoon, October 7, from 3 – 7:30 p.m. Those familiar with the concept of a blog-a-thon or Blog Action Day will get the basic concept for the event. Simply put, we’re hoping that anyone that maintains a blog, whether they are in Birmingham, AL or elsewhere in the world, will dedicate some time and space (on your blog) to raising the awareness level of the issue of domestic violence as well as helping us raise monies for the Fund. It will also provide an opportunity for folks to learn more about the issue, what is being done to combat it here in central Alabama and about the Fund’s award-winning initiative to reduce domestic violence, Voices Against Violence. Bloggers will also be able to interview people at NBC 13 studios about the issue (provided they register before 10 a.m. tomorrow), with video available for all to watch during the event online via the television station’s website.
I’ll be participating primarily through bhamterminal.com (that other website that will finally see some activity after a brief hiatus).
So what am I asking you to do? A few things:
If you’re able to take some time and contribute a post tomorrow, let the organizers know before 10 a.m. tomorrow using the contact information included on page 2 of the official press release (PDF).
If you’re technically savvy enough, I’d like for you to copy the badge that appears earlier in this post and use it in your sidebar or post. I’d also ask for you to link the badge back to the organization’s website. Incidentally, there will also be a page set up on NBC 13’s website for the event.
If you have a Twitter account, I’d ask you to send out a tweet talking about tomorrow’s online event using the hashtag #wfundbham. It would also be great to see folks raise the awareness level of the community about the issue via their Facebook status updates if possible.
While the online event takes place until October 15, I’d love to see as many of my fellow bloggers take part tomorrow, especially since the Women’s Fund will be receiving the Critical Impact Award from the Council of Foundations tomorrow in San Antonio, TX recognizing the work accomplished through the Voices Against Violence campaign.