Many of you recall that Domestic Violence Awareness Month has often been recognized by individuals and groups (including me) wearing purple to show that they care about this cause. I’m wearing less purple this month and instead am talking to people about taking action to raise awareness. Although because of past awareness months, my closet resonates with purple, I’d much rather see people:
- talking to their children during dinner about healthy and abusive relationships
- learning about less obvious forms of power and control, so they can recognize abuse that isn’t physical, or
- bringing Wellspring’s Workplace Domestic Violence Toolkit to their business so managers and supervisors are better informed about how the workplace can be impacted when abuse leaves home and comes to work.
Today I spoke with Jesse Jackson of LookTV about being active in raising awareness this October. Jesse summed up the conversation quite memorably, “Do something”. Click here to watch the video of our conversation.
So this October, wear purple if you’d like, but take action too.