Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) was launched nationwide in October 1987 as a way to connect and unite individuals and organizations working on domestic violence issues while raising awareness for those issues.
You will have an opportunity to receive a free purple ribbon!
A table will be set up in the Madison Plaza Lobby:
- Thursday, October 13th – 11:00am to 1:00pm CST
- Thursday, October 20th – 11:00am to 1:00pm CST
- Thursday, October 27th – 11:00am to 1:00pm CST
Information on domestic violence resources will also be available!
The color purple became associated with the strength of women in the United States who fought to gain the right to vote in the early part of the 20th century. In July 1978, more than 100,000 women marched on Washington, D.C. in support of equal rights and many of them wore purple and lavender to make a stronger visual impact as they assembled in support of their cause. After congress passed legislation in 1989 designating October Domestic Violence Awareness Month, purple has become universally used in almost all nonprofits that support survivors of domestic violence. Source