Paint Galena Purple: Free Pumpkin Painting

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Paint Galena Purple: Free Pumpkin Painting

Paint a purple pumpkin and shine a light on domestic violence to show support of survivors and victims.

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Galena Public Library 601 South Bench Street Galena, IL 61036

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A domestic violence awareness event hosted by Northwest Illinois Gender and Sexuality Alliance, encouraging community members to shine a light on domestic violence by decorating purple pumpkins to show support for survivors and victims.

This event will be hosted from 5-6:30 PM at the Galena Public Library and all materials are provided with a pumpkin to take home. This event is hosted by our Northwest Illinois Gender and Sexuality Alliance, whose mission it is to bring resources and support to community members who are LGBTQIA+. ALL are welcome and no prior experience or skills necessary. This event is FREE to all community members who are interested in joining us to paint pumpkins their choice of color with supplies provided. Information about domestic violence services in Jo Daviess and Carroll County will be provided and advocates will be in attendance to answer and provide support. Registration is required. Children are welcome, with a mini pumpkin painting station with materials and childcare provided. We hope to see you there!

Pumpkins generously provided by Dittmar Farms.

One in 10 LGBTQ+ folks are survivors of intimate partner violence, many of whom have experienced sexual assault. The Human Rights Campaign, also reports that around 50% of bisexual people and transgender people have been sexually abused at one point in their lives. We ask community members to join us in sharing support for victims and survivors of domestic violence by displaying a purple pumpkin during the month of October. Not able to join us? Send photos of your purple decorated pumpkins to to be displayed throughout the month of October on our social media!

If you are in need of domestic violence services or would like more information on local resources we encourage you to reach out to Riverview Center's 24/7 crisis hotline.

Sexual Assault Hotline: 815-777-8155

Domestic Violence Hotline: 815-777-3680