Tuesday 9 November.
The Flag Market, Preston, Lancashire.
Using art, music, stalls and survivor stories, Tuesday 9 November sees a Lancashire-wide event to raise awareness of sexual violence. Led by a cross-sector working group, all statutory and voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sector organisations are invited to join this in-person event.
11 am – 4 pm: A stalled event to raise awareness of sexual violence, inform survivors of the services and support available to them, and empower people by offering a space to share their stories. There will also be an art unveiling from university students and survivors from across the county.
5 pm – 6 pm: A moment of reflection and remembrance for survivors of sexual violence with spoken-word poetry. Attendees are encouraged to bring a torch or LED light and wear purple.
In addition to the main events above, buildings across the county such as Blackpool Tower will be lighting up purple in support of the awareness week and in solidarity for survivors.