October 2021 with Marsy's Law for Oklahoma
It is of little secret that 1 in 3 women in Oklahoma has experienced some form of domestic violence (physical or emotional, as defined by state statute) by an intimate partner. So while many advocates and partner events and happenings were restricted or virtual, Domestic Violence Awareness Month in any capacity it’s presented always proves a great opportunity for much-needed awareness, education, and engagement and this year was no different. The MLOK team was proudly in attendance and in support of a range of events, from a family-friendly high heel walkthrough of Chickasha’s town center where men from the community strutted in support of an end to DV, to an online meeting of the minds across sovereign nations committed to resiliency and uplifting their citizens, to a purple flag installation at the state Capitol which offered a visual display of the 100 lives lost to domestic violence over the past year. And while the statistics in our backyard are sometimes hard to see, MLOK remains committed to working alongside victims and advocates this month, and beyond.