Advocacy Center of Winona holds hair dye party for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and a group in Winona is spreading awareness in style.

The Advocacy Center of Winona invited people of all ages to have their hair dyed purple.

Purple is the chosen color for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Event organizers say it’s a great way to build awareness and community, even with a younger crowd.

“We’ve shown movies, but that’s more for older audiences,” said Kara Eggers, the Co-Chair of the Advocacy Center. “This is a good way for kids to possibly get involved. Painting nails, dyeing hair, that’s temporary, it’s a good way for them to get excited about it and maybe learn something.”

This isn’t the only way the Advocacy Center is getting the word out.

The Clothesline Project will be displayed at multiple locations around Winona all month.

You can see it this week at Minnesota State College’s Winona campus.

The project features purple shirts hung on a clothesline, documenting every person killed by a current or former intimate partner, along with those who were bystanders or attempted to intervene, and victims of stalking. It honors those who were killed between October 1st, 2021 through September 30, 2022.