October 16, 2014 –
MAYETTA: Last Saturday night Splatters That Matter was held to call attention to ending domestic violence. The Tribal Victim Services program sponsored the art marathon at the Bingo Hall (16281 Q Rd) where kids and families came together to paint and create, listen to live music, and enjoy some refreshments. Healing Through Art exhibits from past years were also on display.
The purpose of the event was to heal through being creatively expressive. There were opportunities for both artists and non-artists to paint their message supporting the fight to stop both domestic violence and sexual assault in the PBPN community.
The event was a creative way to generate awareness about family violence during National Domestic Violence Awareness month in October and to also highlight the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation’s commitment to ending violence in native communities.
Other domestic violence events previously held on the reservation this month included the Walk a Mile in Their Mocs event held October 4 in Prairie Peoples Park and a Purple Challenge for all employees to wear purple during the month to win a prize. Tribal Victim Services is also sponsoring a movie night next Saturday and will round out the month with Trunk or Treat Nov. 1.