On Oct. 17th, WCST will be placing 43 large purple flags on the Josephine County Courthouse lawn in honor of the 43 individuals known to have lost their lives as a result of domestic violence in our county since 1970. WCST staff will make a brief presentation and observe a moment of silence at 11 am on October 17th.
On Oct. 18: In collaboration with members of the Domestic & Sexual Violence Council, the WCST will co-host the 4th Annual Domestic & Sexual Violence Leadership Summit entitled “The Face of Sex Trafficking in Southern Oregon”. This event will be held at the Grants Pass Golf Course from 10 am – 3 pm. Registration is encouraged.
Throughout the month of October: Local area stores are hosting the Silent Witness Exhibit, a series of red, life-sized silhouettes representing women and children in Josephine County who have been killed by acts of domestic violence. The exhibit are on display now and will remain on display for the month of October at various merchants and service providers in Grants Pass along with domestic violence information and materials. Host sites include Great NW Music Co., Sandi’s Candies, Elegance, La Bella Casa Design, and Tierra del Sol.
Also throughout the month of October: The Josephine County Library in Grants Pass will host a Domestic Violence Awareness bulletin board display. The board is featuring information regarding domestic violence and volunteer opportunities available with WCST.