October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is recognized nationally as Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness month celebrates survivors and educates communities on the impact violence has on those communities. Throughout the US purple events are held to highlight Domestic Violence Awareness month. Purple was solidified as the signature color of the domestic violence cause in 1978 when 100,000 Advocates marched on the capitol in Washington, DC. It had long been recognized as a color of purity, hope and royalty.
Join Peace House in one of the following purple events in October.
Purple Treats at the Market on Snow Creek Fridays for the month of October! Fridays, October 6, 13, 20, 27
This tasty event highlights the sweet side of domestic violence–surviving and thriving. Local bakeries make the treats and customers make the tweets as they enjoy their purple frosted treats. Tweet your treats @PeaceHousePC! #stopdomesticviolence
Please visit the following bakeries that will offer purple iced cookies on Fridays in October: The Market, Atticus Coffee & Teahouse, Windy Ridge Cafe
Candlelight Vigil, Tuesday, October 17 , 6 p.m.
Join us for a Candlelight Vigil at the Park City Community Church, 4501 N. Highway 224. Event activities will include speakers, Kendra Wyckoff, Peace House Executive Director and Wade Carpenter, Park City’s Police Chief.
Enjoy live music and a display of The Clothesline Project.
Purple Wrapped Trees, Friday, September 29th
Claire Desilets of Purple Paws and Leisa Mukai of Peace House will tie purple bows on trees at the Park City Library, the Park City Police Station and City Hall on Marsac.
McPolin Barn Scarecrow Walk
A Scarecrow named Resilient at the McPolin Barn Scarecrow walk is displayed through October 23 as a tribute to the children who survive domestic violence so often in the form of sexual abuse.
The Clothesline Project, October 9-13
A vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions will be displayed at the People’s Health Clinic .