Minister for Domestic Violence to speak at Toowoomba White Night event against violence
Hundreds of Toowoomba community members have spoken up in support of Rigani’s Unite in White movement against domestic violence campaign.
Now the campaign has gained even more momentum, with the announcement that Shannon Fentiman, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence will deliver a keynote address at the Rigani White Night event on 4 March.
The announcement follows a recent State Government commitment to invest an extra $6 million in domestic violence and sexual assault services over the next five years. Ms Fentiman said events like the Unite in White campaign were essential in the fight against violence in our community.
“We’re working hard to ensure women who need help have the right support and services, across the State” she said. “Domestic violence is a scourge that touches people from all walks of life, and it’s only by raising awareness and working together at every level of government, with business leaders and with the entire community that we can create change.
“I look forward to joining the conversation in Toowoomba and talking about how together we can tackle domestic and family violence at an individual and community level.”
Rigani spokesperson Shana Rogers said the White Night event was just one part of the overarching Unite in White campaign.
“Uniting against domestic violence shouldn’t be something that only brings the Toowoomba community together once a year,” she said. “So, in partnership with one of our sponsors, Edit Hair Lab, we are introducing a new initiative to unite and engage Toowoomba – the White Wall.
“We’re asking everyone to come to Edit Hair Lab and sign their pledge on the White Wall to stand up against violence.”
It is hoped the White Wall will become a lasting and evocative piece of public art that demonstrates the Toowoomba community’s commitment to ending violence against women.
The White Wall will be launched with a free event for the community on Monday 1 February at 5pm.
“There will be drinks and nibbles, so come down to Edit Hair Lab, grab a drink, mingle, and make your pledge for a safer future,” Mrs Rogers said.
Tickets to the White Night event are $160 and are inclusive of transport, fine dining and entertainment with a portion of the ticket sales going to TSN2V. The White Wall will be located at Edit Hair Lab, 78 Russell Street from 1 February to 4 March.
To purchase tickets visit the event page or contact Shana Rogers on (07) 4632 4100.
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