Domestic violence is a serious issue that affects everyone and causes damage to families and communities that can last for generations. Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an opportunity to engage our community in conversations about this issue, show our support for those whose lives have been affected, and to share resources in our local community.
Many activities will be planned to put a spotlight on this critical issue and the resources available to those affected. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION…
The centerpiece of each planned event will be the Clothesline Project exhibit and the Purple Pinwheel display.
The Clothesline Project exhibit consists of t-shirts designed by local victims of domestic violence who used the medium to express their emotions and messages about their experiences.
The colors of the shirt represent:
WHITE: Someone who died because of violence
YELLOW: Survivor of physical assault or domestic violence
RED, PINK AND ORANGE: Survivor of rape or childhood sexual assault
BLUE OR GREEN: Survivor of incest or childhood sexual assault
PURPLE: Someone attacked because of sexual orientation
BROWN OR GRAY: Survivors of emotional, spiritual, or verbal abuse
The Purple Pinwheel display represents the number of deaths in Georgia each year from domestic violence. From 2012 to 2021 death increased 57%.