The Social Action Committee of Durham is launching the 4th annual month of purple on November 1st, 2016. November is Woman Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. Why Purple? Purple is a symbol of courage, survival and honour, and has come to symbolize the fight to end woman abuse.
The day’s activities include:
(all being held at the Oshawa Public Library, Main Branch (McLaughlin) across from City Hall Civic Square)
9:00 A.M & 3:00 P.M. – Community Drop-in
10:00 A.M. – Community Training
1:00 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. – Free Art Therapy Workshop for Survivors of Domestic Violence (featuring All Our Relations Drumming Circle)
6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. – Formal Launch and Guest Speaker Detective Constable Lisa Daugharty of the Durham Region Police Service, Major Crime – Domestic Violence Investigation Unit
Reception in the Auditorium of the Oshawa Public Library, Main Branch (featuring All Our Relations Drumming Circle)
The Social Action Committee of Durham
along with other communities in Ontario and in partnership with the London Abuse Women`s Shelter launch the annual provincial campaign “Shine the Light on Woman Abuse”
to show abused women and their children that we support them in their quest to live a life free from violence and abuse; and to raise the profile of resources in the community that can help support abused women through their journey.
With your support, the Social Action Committee of Durham hopes, once again, to turn our communities purple during the month of November.