The Austin/Travis County Family Violence Task Force is sponsoring many motivating events to help STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE during October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Please go to our Facebook page and you will find more information about how to join all of the interesting events that will be occurring this month. Please send this on to anyone and everyone you know, so they can join us in celebrating DVAM!

DVAM Events

All October: #lightuppurple Campaign

  • October 1
    • Austin City Council Member Pool DVAM Statement
  • October 13
    • Travis County Commissioner's Court Virtual DVAM Proclamation
  • October 19
    • Deadline to submit videos to win prizes at Virtual Paddle Parade
      • Video PSA Contest (view PSA contest PDF)
        • 30 second max video highlighting healthy family relationships or meant to empower, inspire, and bring awareness
        • Top 10 winners to receive exciting prizes
        • Winners will be announced and featured at Virtual Paddle Parade on 10/28
        • Link to virtual platform to be posted on Facebook page
        • Videos due by noon 10/19; send to: [email protected]
  • October 21 @ 6:00 pm
  • October 28 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • October 29 & October 30
    • Kendra Scott Gives Back Online Shopping Event

View DVAM 2020 events PDF.

#LightUpPurple

The Austin/Travis County Family Violence Task Force encourages residents, businesses, and agencies across the area to light up purple duringthe month of October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This can be as simple as replacing a porch light, flood light, or stringing purple lights. We hope this will raise awareness and continue important conversations on how to end domestic violence.

See #lightuppurple flyer.

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