During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Waukesha Mayor’s office and the Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department will display purple lights to raise awareness for National Week of Action. Domestic violence affects nearly 1 in 4 individuals in Waukesha County.

The Women’s Center will facilitate additional activities and a social media campaign to remember homicide victims, honor survivors and raise awareness of the center’s programs.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month’s National Week of Action will kick off Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in Cutler Park, Waukesha, with a press conference featuring comments from Mayor Shawn Reilly and District Attorney Susan Opper about the effects of domestic violence.

The Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department will illuminate the Neumann Lighted Water Dome at Youmans Park and the Les Paul Pavilion at Cutler Park with purple lights for the week.

Individuals can access The Women’s Center’s Facebook page at to learn more about the daily events.

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