“Join us in raising awareness about domestic abuse in our community. Together we can create safety for all Tucsonans! (from Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse)
Our annual Wear Purple Day celebration will be held October 20th from 7am to 7pm at the Emerge! Voices Against Violence Site, located at 4101 E. 22nd Street.
The event will include:
– The debut of the Emerge! Clothesline Project
– Wear Purple Photo Booth
– Tours of Voices Against Violence site
– Food truck lunch from 11am-2pm (Featuring Truck 54)
– Live broadcasts with local radio stations
– Donation drive for Starting Over Supplies for Emerge! participants”
Visit our website for more information: http://www.emergecenter.org/news/paint-pima-purple-2/
Carolyn’s note: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As a former Americorps D.V. Victims project attorney and former Interim Director of the now-defunct Domestic Violence Commission, I want to encourage more awareness and community support for D.V. programs. Wear purple on October 20th, to “paint Pima purple.”
As part of the Paint Pima Purple campaign, Pima County employees, friends and residents are encouraged on Friday, Oct. 17 to wear purple clothing, and to help Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse to “Stuff the Bus” with donations to help victims of domestic abuse.
From PaintPimaPurple.org and Emerge! Center against Domestic Abuse:
Domestic abuse does not discriminate. It affects families of every background, people of every sexual orientation and gender identity, and people from every socio-economic class. It is widely considered one of the most under-reported crimes in the United States.
If someone told you they were being abused, would you know what to do? Hearing about someone’s abusive situation is scary, especially if they are looking to you for help and you have no idea what to do. Knowing how to respond can help you save a life.
Call the experts: Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse’s 24-hour hotline is available to people in abusive situations and for those who want to learn how to help a friend or loved one. Local: 520-795-4266 Toll-free: 888-428-0101. If you are in a dangerous or life-threatening situation, always call 911.