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MISSION, Texas – The Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, in partnership with the City of Mission; the Mission Police Department; Mujeres Unidas; and the Texas Council on Family Violence, will commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month with the 8th Annual ‘UNBREAKABLE’ Purple Day Press Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Mission Event Center Room 101 located at 2425 Ruby Red Blvd., Mission, TX.
The press conference will coincide with the 8th Annual “Purple Day” Domestic Violence Prevention Event, which aims to provide prevention education to the general public on the topic of domestic violence.
There will also be a Survivor March to celebrate the thousands of survivors who have left abusive relationships. The City of Mission will light up the Mission Event Center the color purple to remember and honor all the victims of domestic violence who have lost their lives to this terrible crime.
“The celebration will include free food, music, kiddie rides, moon jumps, prevention activities, and much more,” said Criminal District Attorney Toribio “Terry” Palacios. “The theme for this year’s event is ‘UNBREAKABLE’ and it pays homage to the many survivors of domestic violence who have escaped abuse and are thriving and living a life free of violence. The message is clear: there is help available and we want to encourage victims to seek help.”
The news conference will include comments by Palacios; City of Mission Mayor Norie Gonzalez Garza; Chief Cesar Torres of Mission Police Department; Gloria Terry of the Texas Council on Family Violence; Randy Perez, City Manager for the City of Mission; Rosie Martinez, Victims Unit Director of the Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney’s Office; and Kenia Gomez, Media Director for the City of Mission, who will also be the Master of Ceremony.
The event is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to wear purple in support of Domestic Abuse Awareness.