November 5, 2020
For Immediate Release
Elgin Shines the Purple Light to End Violence Against Women
Central Elgin, ON – November is Woman Abuse Awareness/Prevention Month in Ontario, and Elgin County is taking part in the Shine the Light campaign that raises awareness of violence against women and encourages communities to show their purple spirit for the month of November. The County of Elgin will be flying the purple flag in front of the Elgin County Heritage Centre for the month of November.
“Purple is a symbol of courage, survival and honour, and has come to symbolize the fight to end violence against women,” said Warden Dave Mennill. “We wish to demonstrate that we stand in solidarity with abused women and support them in understanding that any shame and/or blame they may feel does not belong to them but to the perpetrators of their abuse.”
Shine the Light on Woman Abuse is a public awareness campaign launched in 2010 that has spread across our country and internationally.
Elgin County invites our local businesses, corporations, schools, places of worship, apartments, homes, landmarks etc. to go purple and show our community that we stand behind survivors of abuse and domestic violence! Illuminate private and public spaces with purple lights, and decorate windows and storefronts with a purple theme.
Let’s all continue to ‘Shine the Light’, and work to end violence against women.
For additional information, please contact:
Warden Dave Mennill