Domestic Violence Awareness and Take Back the Night Events at UMaine Oct. 7

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571

ORONO — Members of the University of Maine community are being encouraged to wear purple on Tuesday, Oct. 7, as part of UMaine’s recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Purple is the official color associated with domestic violence awareness.

UMaine’s Safe Campus project is organizing “Go Purple Day,” in support of domestic violence and relationship abuse victims. The event is also intended to increase awareness related to those issues.

At 5:30 p.m. that same day, Tuesday, Oct. 7, the Safe Campus Project and Student Women’s Association, along with several other student and community organizations, will present the annual Take Back the Night Rally and March, which raises awareness related to violence against women and sexual assault . The rally is scheduled for the grassy area behind Fogler Library, and the march will immediately follow the rally.