Every October, we join survivors, allies, community partners, and other advocates across the nation to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a time to bring attention to the issue of domestic violence and relationship abuse. This is a time to honor those whose lives have been lost because of domestic violence and celebrate those who have survived. Join us and take a stand against domestic violence.
how you can get involved
attend night of remembrance & empowerment
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6
MINNESOTA SQUARE PARK, ST. PETER
6:00 - ACTIVITIES BEGIN
7:00 - MEMORIAL EVENT BEGINS
On Thursday, October 6th, join us for an event honoring those who have lost their lives to domestic violence and celebrating those who have survived.
Bring hygiene items to donate to CADA and wear purple to show your support for survivors!
This event will include:
Speakers from CADA
A display honoring the victims of domestic-related homicide from 2021
Attendees can decorate a luminaire bag with a message to survivors
visit the domestic violence memorial walk
The Domestic Violence Memorial Walk will be in Minnesota Square Park in St. Peter starting on the evening of Thursday, October 6th. This is a memorial made up of signs honoring each of the 26 known victims of domestic violence-related homicide from 2021.
Each year, Violence Free Minnesota, the coalition to end relationship abuse, collects names of the victims of domestic violence related homicide and shares their stories. For more information about these victims and the impact domestic violence has on our communities, visit: www.vfmn.org/reports.
join the purple ribbon campaign
You can pick up a purple ribbon at your favorite local retail shop, restaurant, or business. Wear a ribbon to spread awareness and show your support for survivors.
If you'd like a jar of ribbons at your business or workplace, email us now.
wear purple on thursday, october 20th
Join us for PURPLE THURSDAY on Thursday, October 20th. Snap a selfie and share on social media and tell people why you're wearing purple!
If you’d like, you can print off this sign and write out WHY you’re wearing purple.
DVAM ZOOM MEETING BACKGROUND
You can help spread awareness of domestic violence during your Zoom meetings!
Download one of our custom Zoom backgrounds to spread the word.
Download and save your custom background
Sign into your Zoom app
Click your profile picture or icon, then click on Settings
In the left menu bar, click on the Virtual Background tab
In the Virtual Background tab, click the + icon to upload the custom background from your computer