Shine the Light on Domestic Violence: Go Purple
This year marks the 10th anniversary of New York State’s Shine the Light on Domestic Violence campaign, coordinated annually by the Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence.
Originally conceived in 2008 to raise awareness by illuminating buildings and other structures in purple light, the campaign has evolved as New Yorkers embraced it by using purple in every way imaginable. This creativity has expanded the campaign’s reach and a decade later, communities statewide turn purple every October, prompting conversation, raising awareness and showing support for victims and survivors.
- Take action: Explore the Toolkit and get your community, friends, family and workplace involved.
- Wear purple on Thursday, Oct. 19: Join fellow New Yorkers on the day designated to Turn the State Purple: wear purple clothing, shine however else you can and proudly share your efforts through social media. Use these hashtags so we can check out your creativity: #WearPurpleNY and #ShinetheLight
- Send photos of you, your colleagues, friends and family, your workplace, community groups, your pets and others to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll share them at www.facebook.com/nysdomesticviolence and @NYSOPDV (Twitter and Instagram).
Questions? Ideas? Email them to email@example.com
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