Purple Tie Awards

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You can watch a recording of the event HERE

Thank you to our event sponsors:

Glendale Chief of Police Carl Povilaitis & the Glendale Police Department

2019 Take a Stand Candlelight Vigil and Purple Tie Awards

Our annual Candlelight Vigil honored victims of domestic violence and celebrated the voices of survivors, and Take a Stand To Make A Difference with our inaugural Purple Tie Awards highlighted men who work to support domestic violence survivors and who work toward the elimination of violence against women and families in Glendale.

Domestic Violence, sexual assault, and stalking are not just women’s issues, they are community issues and gender equality cannot be achieved without the involvement of men and boys. There is more work to do to further engage men; this work is critical to changing attitudes and beliefs that promote violence against women. Thank you for being a part of our efforts to create positive change.

2019 Purple Tie Honorees:

Law Enforcement Advocate – Sgt. Alex Krikorian, Glendale Police Department

Volunteer Advocate – James Maddox, MSW, ASW

Community Partner Advocate – Albert Hernandez, Executive Director, Family Promise of the Verdugos

More on DVAM:

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). YWCA Glendale recognizes this month through community convenings that uplift survivors, a candlelight vigil to honor those who have been lost to domestic violence, and through our Purple Tie Awards event, recognizing men who are working to end domestic violence.