It's Time To Talk Day

It's Time To Talk Day encourages greater public dialogue about domestic and dating violence.

Around the country, talk radio, government officials, domestic violence advocates, businesses, schools and the public-at-large take a moment -- or more-- to talk openly about an issue that affects nearly one in three young people. In fact, we've reached millions of talk radio listeners around the country since the inception of It’s Time To Talk Day in 2004.

You Can Make A Difference

Host an It's Time To Talk Day event in your community! For the past several years cities and organizations from around the country held programs to raise awareness of the issue. Programs and events have ranged from big, organized efforts such as press conferences, walks and vigils to creative projects such as plays to educational efforts, devoting the day to abuse prevention at local schools. Sign up for It's Time To Talk Day!

Examples of How You Can Participate

  • Encourage your local mayor or a city agency to host an event focused on domestic violence on this day.
  • Approach police, fire and public officials to place posters in their offices.
  • Work with local officials to encourage all firehouses to ring their bells at a specific time during the day to mark It's Time to Talk Day.
  • Encourage police and fire officials to allow officers to display purple ribbons on vehicles in honor of domestic violence awareness.
  • Encourage your local police precinct to discuss the issue during its morning roll call.
  • Host a "walk" in your town to bring people together in support of the issue.
  • Encourage the mayor to designate a day as It's Time to Talk Day in your community.

What Can You Do Right Now? TALK!

  • At work, ask your employer to address this issue and help employees who are in need by putting contact information for the National Domestic Violence Hotline and National Dating Abuse Helpline in common spaces (i.e. lunch rooms, bathrooms, bulletin boards).
  • Ask at your local school to see if the issue of dating violence is being addressed and urge them to adopt one of our curricula to prevent teen dating violence.
  • Contact your local domestic violence shelter to find out what they need -- beyond money, they might need household goods, toys, cloths and other things you might be able to provide.