#3everyday is a daily performance piece carried out in public spaces in Atlanta by three women. The performance is based on stories, information, and statistics around domestic violence, including the statistic that 3 women die every day in the United States from domestic violence.

If you want to talk to someone about the violence in your life or in the life of someone you know, please call Georgia’s 24-Hour Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline, 1.800.33.HAVEN (1.800.334.2836) V/TTY. As a friend or family member of someone experiencing domestic violence, it is important to be there for them and let them know that the abuse is not their fault.

A domestic violence advocate can talk to victims, friends and family to plan for safety. They may be able to offer resources in your community or give you or your family support. Domestic violence programs offer victims and their families a variety of services in the community and are here to support you 24 hours a day.


October 2016 - Shrouded

In 2015, Georgia experienced a significant increase in DV/IPV homicides. The Georgia Commission on Family Violence and the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s annual fatality review, a group of advocates and researches who analyze deaths due to DV/IPV, recorded more deaths in 2015 than in the past ten years of their work. 80% of these deaths were caused by firearms. Georgia ranks 8th in the nation for the number of women killed by men.

This year the performances will reflect a few changes: This project is meant to bring awareness to this issue, to highlight the stories of those affected by it. It is also meant to highlight the work being done by organizations and advocates to find solutions and to decrease these terrible numbers. Finally, the project is meant to create a space for public dialogue, however small, between people about a typically difficult subject. I encourage those that witness the project to ask questions, talk to performers and each other, and to share what they are learning and know.

Performances will take place at varying locations throughout the city. Weekday performances will begin at 6 pm and weekend performances will begin at 3 pm. Performances are not longer than 10 minutes, and performers will remain present after each performance for a time to interact with those who wish to talk, ask questions, receive information about resources, or otherwise. Performers will include Angela Davis Johnson, Estela Semeco, Haylee Anne, and Shae Edman. Locations for each performance can be found below:

Locations

Day 1 – Georgia Capitol

Day 2 – King Memorial Marta Station

Day 3 – Oakland Cemetery

Day 4 – Grant Park

Day 5 – Chosewood Park

Day 6 – United States Penitentiary

Day 7 – Moreland Kroger

Day 8 – East Atlanta Village

Day 9 – Lang Carson Park

Day 10 – Inman Reynoldstown Marta Station

Day 11 – Little 5 Points

Day 12 – Freedom Park

Day 13 – The Carter Center

Day 14 – Historic Fourth Ward Park

Day 15 – Henry Grady High School

Day 16 – Piedmont Park

Day 17 – 10th Street Park

Day 18 – Midtown Marta Station

Day 19 – Tech Square

Day 20 – The Fox Theater

Day 21 – Hardy Ivy Park

Day 22 – Centennial Olympic Park

Day 23 – CNN Center

Day 24 – Peachtree Center Towers

Day 25 – Peachtree Marta Station

Day 26 – Woodruff Park

Day 27 – Hurt Park

Day 28 – Five Points Marta Station

Day 29 – Underground Atlanta

Day 30 – Fulton County Courthouse

Day 31 – Georgia Capitol


October 2015 - Preparing to Leave

The 2015 #3everyday performance was mainly based on the movements of women preparing to leave their homes-as this is the most dangerous time for victims of domestic violence, when their chances of injury and/or death go up more than 70%.

Performances in October 2015 were held daily at varying locations throughout the city of Atlanta. The time and location of each performance were announced the morning of every day social media as well as the home page the artist. Performances included a take away information about how bystanders can engage more deeply with domestic violence prevention, awareness, and education.