Why Orange? Every color has a meaning, and the color orange is no different. So, why is the color orange so important to women and to Zonta?
The color orange symbolizes energy, fire, danger, a brighter future, and free of violence. It also serves as a means of demonstrating your solidarity in eliminating all forms of violence and it is therefore used as the color of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. As a show of solidarity, the world will be illuminated in orange by Zontian’s around the world.
Why Umbrellas? Under an umbrella, we stand united to fight physical, verbal and emotional violence, both online and offline and SAY NO TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. Remember when it rains, bring out that ORANGE umbrella and show your support.
Here in the Santa Clarita Valley during the 16 Days of Activism, November 25 through December 10, we are displaying the SCV Red Dress Display throughout the community and we are wearing ORANGE to show our support and passion to help give awareness about domestic violence. We have displayed the Zonta Says No banner in our community on a paseo bridge on a busy street, we had a photo shoot to show our support by wearing orange, we received a proclamation from the city, and have a compelling social media campaign.
We are also co-hosting a webinar with the Zonta Club of Burbank. The webinar will bring awareness and educate the community about what we can do to help stop human trafficking. It will have a panel of speakers from US Dept. of Homeland Security, California Attorney General' s Office, and the I-5 Freedom Network (a local advocacy organization).