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Centre Safe To Host Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events

Centre Safe, Centre County’s resource center that provides empowerment and assistance to survivors of sexual or domestic assault, is partnering with the Penn State Gender Equity Center to host events throughout October to honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Throughout the month, those wishing to partake and show their support can participate in any of the following events.

Purple Light Campaign

Throughout the month of October, Centre Safe is asking that those wanting to participate can show support for victims and survivors of domestic violence by displaying purple lights outside of homes, businesses, or organizations. Purple is the symbolic color for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Film Screening of “Alice, Darling”

The HUB’s Flex Theater will show a screening of the film “Alice, Darling” at 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 5.

The film highlights the difficulties of exiting an abusive relationship but spotlights the power of a support network.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation

At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 10, Centre County commissioners will proclaim support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the Willowbank Building in Bellefonte.

The Centre County Courthouse will be lit purple throughout the month as well.

Magic Show With Jon Dorenbos

A magic show with domestic violence prevention advocate Jon Dorenbos will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18, in Heritage Hall located in the HUB.

Throughout the show, Dorenbos aims to show attendees how to rise through adversity while emphasizing the importance of choice.

Purple Thursday

Folks can support the mission of Centre Safe and uplift Domestic Violence Awareness Month by sporting purple on Thursday, October 19.

Empty Place At The Table

The Empty Place At The Table exhibit will take place throughout the month at various locations. The exhibit pays tribute to those in the community who were killed as a result of domestic violence from 1998 to 2017. The list of locations and dates is as follows:

  • October 1 to 31: St. Mark Lutheran Church Snydertown
  • October 1 to 15: Grace Lutheran Church State College
  • October 3 to 31: Penn State Gender Equity Center
  • October 2 to 8: Moshannon Valley YMCA
  • October 9 to 15: State College YMCA
  • October 16 to 22: Penns Valley YMCA
  • October 23 to 30: Bellefonte YMCA October 23 to 30

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