The Mission hosted exhibits and a candlelight vigil to connect and unite individuals and organizations supporting domestic violence awareness and prevention at Rosa Parks Plaza in Macon.
The event was attended by representatives and guests from Crisis Line/Safe House, Georgia Legal Services, the Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia, and the public.
Following presentations from Mary Gurnee’, Domestic Violence Survivor, Tomieka Daniel, Deputy Director of Georgia Legal Services, and a representative from the Mayor’s office, everyone joined in the candle lighting tribute to those who have lost their lives to domestic violence in Georgia this past year.
The centerpiece of the event was 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%.