With November being Woman Abuse Prevention Month, for the eleventh year in a row, Windsor will be participating in “Shine The Light on Woman Abuse" campaign which started over twelve years ago in London, Ontario.
Each year the campaign calls for community leaders, businesses, organizations, and individuals to collect and raise awareness for the month of November by turning the city purple. The campaign is encouraging community leaders and individuals of the community to wear the colour purple in support of the campaign, as well as wear purple to any organized event for it.
As a part of the Shine The Light Campaign, the Hiatus House will be selling purple scarves, ties, scrunchies, and candles to increase awareness.
Check below for events and information for this month’s campaign:
November 1st - Annual Tree Lighting
Where: Charles Clark Square
When: November 1st @ 6pm
Details: Join us to honour the victims and survivors of woman abuse as we light the tree in Charles Clark Square purple. There will be live speakers and purple merch available for purchase.
November 5th & 6th - Bark in the Park
Where: Lanspeary Park
When: November 5th & 6th from 11am-5pm
Details: An event to bring awareness to how woman abuse and domestic violence impacts household pets. There will be entertainment and over 30+ vendors on each day!
Saturday November 5th (Bark in the Park details)
- Pet Food Drive
- Face Painting
- Pictures with Mrs. Claus
- Moreen Dela Cruz (singer)
- James Staley (singer)
- Jangles the Clown
Saturday November 6th (Bark in the Park details)
- Pet Food Drive
- Shine the Light Photo Station
- Paw Patrol
- Moreen Dela Cruz
- James Staley
- Border City Barkers
Check out our social media for the full event schedule!
November 15th - Wear Purple Day
Join us to support victims and survivors of woman abuse by wearing purple! Tag us on social media @hiatushouse (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) @hiatushousewindsor (Instagram)
November 25th - Flag Raising at City Hall Square @ 12pm and the start of 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence/ National Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women
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