Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2020
Purple Light Nights®
Purple Light Nights is a global campaign in over 23 states and 3 countries with the goal to increase the awareness of domestic violence. Through These Doors is once again partnering with Portland City Hall Cumberland County, local business owners, law enforcement agencies, health care facilities, municipalities, and community members in making Cumberland County glow purple for October. This year we have translated the Purple Light Nights posters into 6 languages including: English, Somali, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Arabic. http://www.purplelightnights.org/
White Ribbon Campaign
The White Ribbon Campaign is an international campaign to engage men in efforts to end gender-based violence. Social justice work on behalf of women and girls needs to include the voices of men and boys. By taking a stand against gender-based violence, you join millions of men around the world who are committed to safety for our mothers, sisters, daughters, nieces, aunts, co-workers and friends. This campaign gives our local men and boys the opportunity to participate throughout our own Lakes Region and beyond, by taking the pledge to stand up against gender-based violence. https://www.whiteribbon.ca/
NEAAO and TTD Present ‘Cultural Humility training for Lakes Region Providers’
This October, New England Arab American Organization (NEAAO) and TTD will partner to provide a three-hour intensive training on the practice of cultural humility. This inclusive training is geared toward providers, educators, and more who are working with diverse groups within or for our Lakes Region communities.
Library & Book Store Campaign
Libraries and book stores across Cumberland County will be highlighting domestic violence books throughout the month and providing patrons with DVAM bookmarks and TTD information. Click below to see what books we are reading this month! You may even see some featured on your local library or book stores website.
Outreach will be done to specifically focused on expanding connections with faith based organizations across Cumberland County during October. Support for this effort comes from Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence. www.interfaithpartners.org