Forsyth Fountain Turns Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Awareness Month and SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Services will be dying Forsyth Fountain purple in an effort to increase the awareness of domestic violence and the impact it has on the community.

According to a news release sent out by Marjorie Young, the dying takes place Monday, October 26 at 11 a.m. and SAFE shelter is pairing with Three Oaks Realty and Bellamy Murphy Art for the event.

SAFE shelter will also be displaying the Silent Witness Exhibit at the event.

The Exhibit will consist of 12 life-sized, red silhouettes, with 11 representing an actual person murdered in an act of domestic violence in Chatham County since 2011, with an additional figure to represent those uncounted women whose murders went unsolved or were wrongfully ruled accidental.

The silhouettes will each bear a “Plaque for Hearts” chest plate with the story of the person represented.

Once the dying concludes, the Silent Witness Exhibit will be moved to the Tybee Island City Hall building for the final week fo Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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