The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 7 is participating in the national Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign during October by changing the district’s building lighting to purple as a sign of unity and to call attention to and to END domestic abuse and violence. The purple lights will shine nightly between 6 pm to 10 pm throughout October.
The District 7 office building is located at 100 South Main Street, at 1st and Los Angeles streets, in downtown Los Angeles. This site is also home to the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) who also supports the awareness campaign against domestic violence.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect battered women’s advocates nationwide who were working to end violence against women and children.