Flipping the Script: Rewriting California’s Future to Be Free of Domestic Violence
For Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) this October, we’ll introduce you to everyday Californians who are striving toward safe, healthy, and thriving relationships. We’re welcoming people who are connecting the dots between decolonization, racial justice and gender justice; access to housing and economic justice for survivors; healing and accountability, and much more.
Over the past year, survivors, advocates, and preventionists have engaged in inspiring work to end domestic violence. Their stories flip the script, contributing to a movement of resilience and community-rooted solutions.
This month we’ll show you ways to get involved in the movement, bring forward solutions to prevent violence, and dismantle barriers impacting survivors. Domestic violence is preventable, and together we can rewrite the future to be free of domestic violence.
Purple Day is on Thursday, October 21st and it’s a way to show your support for survivors. Post a picture on social media and tag us, so we can show how many people are standing up against domestic violence. Encourage others to wear purple by posting one of the graphics below.
Domestic violence is preventable and doesn’t have to be in our future. And it starts with all of us. To ensure the relationships across California are healthy and thriving, we need to address root causes and shift the culture in our communities. As parents, educators, friends, advocates, and everyday people, we CAN challenge gender-based violence, barriers to our safety net, racism, and ageism. Healthy relationships and communities create the foundation of a California where everyone has what they need to thrive.
Below are our interactive stories to demonstrate how you can make a difference:
The visuals for our campaign were designed by Melissa. Melissa is a 22-year-old, Sacramento transplant with a passion for prevention work.
Her interpretation of the campaign theme is informed by the idea that we can not only flip the script, but also change the narrative. In the background, you’ll find words that describe how she felt characterized, crossed out and replaced, by words that she embodies: survivor, empowered, and honest. Our truths carry power, and she hopes to capture the feelings of fight, freedom, and resiliency that express her own story of survivorship.