Claremont Green Dot
Visualize for a moment the unforgettable image of small red dots spreading across a map of the US, symbolizing the spread of some terrible epidemic. Now imagine a map of Claremont where each red dot on the map represents an act of power based personal violence - domestic violence, sexual assault and/or stalking. A green dot on that map, however, represents a choice that promotes safety and communicates intolerance of violence and makes it less likely the next red dot appears on our map. A green dot is calling the police, pulling a friend out of a high-risk situation or even putting a Green Dot message on your Facebook page. A green dot is simply your individual choice at any given time to make our community safer. And along with your dots are my green dots, and the green dots of everyone else who cares deeply about creating a safe, healthy community. Slowly but surely, our green dots overwhelm and displace the red dots on the map. Not only do our green dots matter individually, but collectively they are a movement. We are in the majority. We can act to create the community we want to see.