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City of Dallas Paints the Town Purple

(DALLAS, Texas) – Nearly 20 people are physically abused by an intimate partner per minute in the United States. In honor of National Domestic Violence Month in October, the City of Dallas is preparing for several events to raise awareness. Paint the Town Purple is the awareness movement hosted by the City of Dallas’ Domestic Violence Taskforce during October.

The Taskforce has created a Calendar of Events for the public to raise awareness of domestic violence and resources available to victims. The Task Force is asking citizens to “Paint The Town Purple” as a way to come together as a community to help end domestic violence in Dallas. Citizens can showcase support by wearing a purple ribbon on their lapel for the month of October, wearing purple to work or painting one fingernail purple.

At home residents can show solidarity to survivors of domestic violence by tying a purple ribbon around a tree or front door. There is a list below with details on where the public can pick up a complimentary purple ribbon at one of thirty convenient locations throughout Dallas, while supplies last.

Visit Dallas Love Field Airport’s Art Gallery and Dallas City Hall Lobby to view the Clothesline project. The clothesline project allows each of us to bear witness to the violence taking place in our community as shirts created by survivors from local Dallas shelters hang on clotheslines. The goal of this project is to heal and to educate while honoring survivors and memorializing victims.

More information regarding the City’s initiatives and resources may be found on Twitter (@DallasDVTF), Facebook (Dallas Domestic Violence Awareness Month) or Instagram (@dallasdvtf). Be sure to use the hashtags: #PaintBigDPurple and #BigDEndsDV. With your support and engagement, we will end domestic violence in Dallas.

Where to pick up a free purple ribbon:
District 1:
         Kidd Spring Recreation Center, 711 W Canty St., Dallas, TX 75208
         Martin Weiss Recreation Center, 1111 Martindell Ave, Dallas, TX 75211, (214) 670-1919

District 2:
         Grauwyler Park Library, 2146 Gilford St. Dallas, TX 75235, (214) 671-1447
         Samuel Grand Recreation Center – 6200 E. Grand Ave. Dallas, TX 75223

District 3:
         Arcadia Recreation Center, 5420 S. Arcadia Dr. Dallas, TX 75211, (214) 670-1909
         Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center, 5150 Mark Trail Way Dallas, TX 75232, (214) 670-1928

District 4:
         John P. Phelps Recreation Center 3000 Tips Blvd. Dallas, Texas 75201, (214) 670-7525
         Cummings Recreation Center 2976 Cummings Dallas, Texas 75216, (214) 670-6876

District 5:
         Prairie Creek Branch Library, 9609 Lake June Rd. Dallas, TX 75217, (214) 671-0410
         Pleasant Grove Library, 7310 Lake June Rd. Dallas, TX 75217, (214) 670-0965

District 6:
         Bachman Lake Library, 9480 Webb Chapel Rd. Dallas, TX, (214) 670-6376
         Mattie Nash-Myrtle Davis Park, 3710 N Hampton Rd, Dallas, TX 75212, (214) 670-6194

District 7:
         White Rock Hills Branch Library -9150 Ferguson Rd. Dallas, TX 75228, (214) 670-8443
         MLK Center, 2922 MLK Jr Blvd, Dallas, TX 75215, (214) 670-8418

District 8:
         Tommie M. Allen Recreation Center, 7071 Bonnie View Rd. Dallas, TX 75241, (214) 670-0986
         Singing Hills Park, 1909 Crouch Rd. Dallas, TX 75241, (214) 670-7550
         Janie C. Turner Recreation Center, 6424 Elam Rd. Dallas, TX 75217, (214) 670-8277
         Kleberg Riley, 1515 Edd Rd, Dallas, TX 75253, (214) 670-8648

District 9:
         Lochwood Branch Library, 11221 Lochwood Blvd. Dallas, TX 75218, (214) 670-8403
         Ridgewood Recreation Center, 6818 Fisher Dallas, TX 75214, (214) 670-7115

District 10:
         Lake Highlands North Recreation Center, 9940 White Rock Trail, Dallas, TX 75238, (214) 670-7794
         Willie B Johnson Recreation Center, 12225 Willowdell Dr. Dallas, TX 75243, (214) 670-6182

District 11:
         Churchill Recreation Center, 6906 Churchill Way Dallas, TX 75230, (214) 670-6477
         Fretz Rec Center, 6950 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX 75254, (214) 670-6203

District 12: 
         Timberglen Recreation Center, 3810 Timberglen Rd. Dallas, TX 75287, (214) 671-0644
         Campbell Green Park and Recreation Center, 16600 Park Hill Dr. Dallas, TX 75248, (214) 670-6314

District 13: 
         Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Ln. Dallas, TX 75229, (214) 670-7128
         Marcus Recreation Center, 3003 Northaven Rd, Dallas, TX 75229, (214) 670-6599

District 14: 
         Lakewood Branch Library, 6121 Worth St. Dallas, TX 75214, (214) 670-1376
         Oak Lawn Library, 4100 Cedar Springs Rd. Dallas, TX 75219, (214) 670-1359