GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Sherri Denese Jackson Foundation for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Inc. will celebrate their 9th Anniversary and the inaugural 3rd Annual Paint the City Purple Campaign from October 23 to November 4.
The foundation’s campaign Paint the City Purple is aimed at collaborating with the local government and community to help them ‘paint’ Greensboro and other cities purple.
With the hashtags #PAINTTHECITYPURPLE and #PAINTGSOPURPLE, the organization is creating awareness of the campaign against domestic violence and the 50 Shades of Purple Gala.
The foundation will host the 50 Shades of Purple Semi-Formal Gala in Greensboro to show their appreciation for its support for domestic violence awareness, education, and prevention programs.
With music, dancing, vendors, and a dinner buffet, local government will be recognizing special advocates for domestic violence prevention and education.
Julian Brittano will host the event. Brittano is a television actor known for his role as “David” in the Oprah Winfrey show “Greenleaf,” and for being the Founder of charity organization Save Our Women.
Fanta Dorley, a community activist, mother and survivor, will be delivering the keynote speech. Special guest incudes Mildred D. Muhammad, ex-wife of John Allen Muhammed, talking bout her experience of domestic violence.
Portia Shipman, Founder and Executive Director of the Foundation says, “No longer is it acceptable for people to feel unsafe in their homes. Domestic violence impacts us all,” stated in a press release. “When we are unsafe in our homes, we are unsafe in our communities. Therefore, we have to unite to end domestic violence since our future depends on it.”