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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Prince George’s Community College Lights Up For “Purple Light Nights®

(“We want our students and our faculty to be safe,” – PGCC Police Chief Walker)

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George’s Community College (PGCC), Violence Prevention Center, established with a Department of Justice domestic violence grant, joined the “Purple Light Nights®” community campaign to raise awareness and a unified voice against domestic violence during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. PGCC police officers shared photos of employees who received purple light bulbs to shine on their porch or in their window and one of Bladen Hall bathed in purple light.

“Our partnership with the “Purple Light Nights®” community campaign is consistent with our thinking for the Violence Prevention Center at the college,” said Chief Walker. “We want our students and our faculty to be safe. So often raising their awareness and giving them information they can use is the way we achieve that, and that’s what the “Purple Light Nights®” campaign does.”

“We are always happy to work with the Chief Walker and the students and faculty at Prince George’s Community College,” said Sheriff Melvin High. “We want every light bulb the police and the Center distribute to reaffirm the message of the campaign – that domestic violence has no place in our community.”

The Office of the Sheriff launched “Purple Light Nights®” in Maryland in 2014, connecting Prince George’s County and the state with a list of cities and counties in over 30 states, and in Canada and 18 villages in Guam. The Purple Light Nights name and logo are approved Federal trademarks of the Covington Domestic Violence Task Force.
 
The Remainder of Domestic Violence Monthly Events
 
Wed. - October 28th – Sheriff DVID Partnership Luncheon, Newton White Mansion 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sat. – October 31th - “Silent Tears No More Flyer” The 10th Annual Domestic & Sexual Violence Prayer Breakfast Fundraiser – The Greenbelt Marriott 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.

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