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Purple Lights Vigil happening April 25

Join us on April 25 as we bring attention to the devastating impact that domestic violence has on families and children.

The Purple Lights Campaign raises awareness and provides public education through its annual campaign, which has run for seven years. The colour purple is recognized as the international colour symbolic of domestic violence.

Mayor Jonathan Cote will issue a proclamation to recognize the campaign followed by a vigil at City Hall at 5:30pm, Monday April 25th, 2016. The New Westminster Police Department and City Hall will hang strings of purple lights in support during the week of April 18th – 25th, 2016. We would like to encourage all residents to take a few minutes to affix a purple light to their home or workplace, to shine more light on the need to stop domestic violence.

Educate yourself about domestic violence:

The Facts about Violence Against Women – Canadian Women’s Foundation

3 Ways to Keep Yourself Safe When You’re Not Ready to Leave Your Abusive Partner – Maisha Z. Johnson

Supporting LGBTQ Folk Experiencing Relationship Abuse – QMUNITY BC’s Queer Resource Centre

Get Help With Family Violence – Department of Justice