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Domestic Violence Awareness Ceremony in City Hall Plaza Oct. 1

DV Awareness MonthSoroptimist International of Auburn will “light up Auburn purple”-the color associated with domestic violence awareness-as they join with the Auburn Domestic Violence Victims Task Force to provide awareness of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

A ceremony is planned on Monday, Oct. 1 at Auburn City Hall plaza area at 12 p.m. The ceremony will include a message from Mayor Pete Lewis, award recognition to those dedicated to the service of helping survivors, plus information about human trafficking. Purple lights around the Auburn Justice Center and City Hall will be on, and new this year is the addition of purple ribbons down Auburn’s Main Street.

The lights and ribbons will remain up during the month of October as a reminder to reflect on the responsibilities of communities and citizens to build healthy, thriving families free from the threat of violence and of the need to do more to prevent domestic violence and encourage any victim we know to get help. The color purple is in honor of those who have survived domestic violence and to remember those who have not.

Soroptimist International is an organization of professional working women whose mission is to improve the lives of women and girls in our community and throughout the world. We actively participate in the Soroptimist Workplace Campaign to End Domestic Violence and in Soroptimist International of the Americas’ major service project, the Women’s Opportunity Awards program that provides cash grants for women seeking to improve their economic situation through additional training and/or education; many of which are domestic abuse survivors.

For more information visit at www.siauburn.org.