Support the Violence Prevention Center by joining us on Zoom for our 10th annual LunaFest! 🎥 LunaFest is a unique traveling film festival that highlights women as leaders in society. This year, LunaFest presents seven short films by women filmmakers, covering a variety of topics and ranging in genre from fictional drama to animation. This event will also feature a silent auction - treat yourself to a resort stay, giftcard, and more from local businesses on the North Shore. 🌊

Tune in via Zoom at 6:30PM on Sunday, November 14. Musician Ginger Bones will be performing, guest speaker Grace Grinager of Cook County Public Health & Human Services will join us, and we will screen the seven short films featured in LunaFest's 2021 lineup.

Thank you to our sponsors:


Past VPC Events

The Violence Prevention Center hosted a local chapter of HERstory with Breth Drost, former Chair of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa who currently serves her community through various roles.  Beth, who grew up in Grand Portage and Cook County, has stories to share with us about her life, what she has done and what she is doing as a member of both communities.


If you want to know more about how women have shaped and improved Grand Portage and Cook County over the years, please  watch the recording.

Watch the recording here!

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VPC marching in the Fisherman's Picnic Parade


VPC marching in the Fisherman's Picnic Parade

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VPC board members!

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Lunafest and the VPC's 30th Anniversary Celebration with special musical guests Lake Effect

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Lake Effect at Lunafest!


Wander down to harbor park and check out our tree! The tree is lit with purple lights in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month and in honor of all those who have been affected by violence. Together we can take a stand against domestic violence!

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Candlelight Vigil of Hope and Remembrance to acknowledge October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Candlelight Vigil of Hope and Remembrance

Candlelight Vigil

Candlelight Vigil of Hope and Remembrance to honor survivors of violence, remember those who have lost their lives, and express our hope for a less violent future.

Dance 'Til There is No More crew

Some of our wonderful participants in this year's Dance 'Til There Is No More dance party fundraiser

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VPC dancers at our 2016 Dance 'Til There is No More dance party fundraiser

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VPC's booth for Dance 'Til There Is No More at WTIP's 2016 Radiowaves music festival

Dance 'Til There Is No More 2016

Dancers had a blast and raised support and awareness for VPC services and programming at WTIP's Radiowaves music festival

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The VPC float at the 2016 Fisherman's Picnic Parade

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The VPC team and supporters march in the 2016 Fisherman's Picnic Parade

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VPC parade marchers acknowledge 30 years of VPC programming

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LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival that features films by, for, and about women. 2015 was the VPC's 5th annual hosting of the event!

Candlelight Vigil 2015

The Candlelight Vigil of Hope and Remembrance happens each October, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During the Vigil, we take time to remember all who have been touched by domestic and sexual violence

Dance 'til There is No More

2015 was the first year for our dance party fundraiser held at WTIP's Radiowaves music festival. Fun was had by all and dancers tore up the dance floor, gathered pledges, and raised awareness about the importance of ending domestic and sexual violence

Fisherman's Picnic 2015

VPC staff, board members, volunteers, and supporters marched in the Fisherman's Picnic parade in August

Fisherman's Picnic 2015

VPC at the Fisherman's Picnic Parade