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Lights put focus on family violence

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The City of Logan will use colour to convey a powerful message about domestic and family violence.

Logan City Council’s Administration Building in Logan Central and three of the city’s water towers at Underwood, Shailer Park and Hillcrest will be lit up next month to mark Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month (DFVPM).

They will be illuminated purple and orange nightly between Friday, May 13 and Monday, May 16 and from Thursday, May 19 to Wednesday, May 25.

A community candle-lighting ceremony will also be hosted by the Not Now, Not Ever in Logan reference group from 5.30pm to 6.30pm on Wednesday, May 4 at the Logan Entertainment Centre forecourt, in Logan Central.

The ceremony will remember those who have lost their lives through domestic and family violence while also supporting those affected by it.

City Lifestyle Chair Councillor Laurie Koranski said the ceremony would bring the community together to deliver a resounding message: ‘Not Now, Not Ever in Logan’.

Cr Koranski said Council and the community are working together to increase awareness about domestic and family violence and what can be done to prevent it.

Council has committed to addressing domestic and family violence in its City of Logan Safe City Strategy and Action Plan 2021-2025.

“We are turning words into actions and lending our support to address an issue which sadly affects so many lives,” Cr Koranski said.

Community members are invited to take part in the candlelight ceremony and no registrations are necessary.

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