WE ARE 'PAINTING THE LOU' PURPLE FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 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. More about SLEDSVN here.
We hope to accomplish this mission by “painting 'the Lou 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 16th – 22nd as a call to action to end domestic violence here and now.
Week of Action: 10/16 - 10/22
Share a piece of media on your own social channels that bring awareness to domestic violence and its impact.
Tech Safety Tuesday
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.
We Honor Wednesday
Community members are invited to a candlelight vigil to honor survivors and victims of domestic violence.
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 & #painttheloupurple
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!
Speak Up Saturday
Join us at 2DEF's Rally/Walk in The Grove. 10 AM | Chroma Plaza
Food trucks, resources, live music, vendors, and so much more!
Self Care Sunday
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 in the movement
Turn your space purple
Whether it is your business, store front, non-profit, or community space.
Access our free toolkit
Let us help you get the process started. Our toolkit will include all the basic items you need to make a statement online.