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WE ARE 'PAINTING THE LOU' PURPLE FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

 

ABOUT US

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2022, we as community victim advocates want to help create a space of awareness, solidarity, and support for individuals and families impacted by domestic violence in the St. Louis region. This campaign is a community-led effort and an initiative of the Community Violence Awareness Alliance Committee of the St. Louis Ending Domestic and Sexual Violence Network. 

WHY PURPLE?

We hope to accomplish this mission by “painting St. Louis purple” for the month of October. Why purple? Because it is a symbol of bravery, courage, survival, and peace. Therefore, it is a fitting color to represent those affected by domestic violence and a call to raise awareness.

 

As a part of this initiative, we will be partnering with local businesses, schools, landmarks, and public spaces to incorporate purple into their public lighting, social media, or window fronts during the week of October 17th – 23rd as a call to action to end domestic violence here and now. 

WEEK OF ACTION
10/17 - 10/23

Media Monday

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Tech Safety Tuesday

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We Honor Wednesday

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Share a piece of media on your own social channels that bring awareness to domestic violence and its impact.

Purple Thursday

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Technology is always changing & it also has a huge impact on the safety of victims of violence. Join us as we share resources to help keep you safe while you surf the interwebs.

Philanthropy Friday

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Self Care Sunday

Community members are invited to a candlelight vigil to honor survivors and victims of domestic violence.

 

YWCA Metro St. Louis | 6 PM - 8 PM | 1155 Olivette Executive Parkway St. Louis, MO 63132

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Speak Up Saturday

Dress in purple from head to toe to show your support for survivors and our commitment to ending violence. Snap a selfie and upload it to social media. Use the #purplethursday & #dvam & #turningstlpurple4dv

Survivors and programs urgently need financial support. And there are so many different non-profits to support in the St. Louis region! Donate and make a difference!

Join us at 2DEF's Rally/Walk in The Grove. 10 AM | Chroma Plaze

Food trucks, resources, live music, vendors, and so much more!

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Our Week of Action ends with a day of self-care for our fearless advocates & changemakers. 

The work we do is a marathon, not a sprint and we must take care of our own needs. 

Do something that allows you to recharge and energize your soul. 

GET INVOLVED

TURN YOUR SPACE PURPLE

Whether it is your business, store front, non-profit, or community space.

REQUEST A E-TOOLKIT

Let us help you get the process started.  Our toolkit will include all the basic items you need to make a statement online.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

VOLUNTEER WITH US!

Interested in joining us in the planning process?  We meet virtually on Zoom, Wednesdays at 10 AM.  We would love for you to join us!

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WHAT IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors which keeps one partner in a position of power over the other partner through the use of fear, intimidation and control.

Types of domestic violence may include: physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, financial, as well as harassment and stalking behaviors

Domestic violence can happen to anyone in all segments of the community regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, culture, ethnicity, age, physical ability, education, politics, socioeconomic class, and religion.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST AN ONLINE TOOLKIT OR VOLUNTEER EMAIL TURNINGSTLPURPLE@GMAIL.COM