April 2nd is Paint the City Teal Day, an event created by Samantha Collier in 2015 as part of Sexual Assault Awareness month. Paint the City Teal Day is celebrated by wearing teal and decorating spaces in teal to show support for survivors. TeamTeal365 uses this day to spread awareness and educate the community on ways to prevent sexual violence.
Mayor Tom Barrett proclaimed April 2nd, 2021 as Paint the City Teal Day. Numerous Milwaukee buildings and landmarks lit up in teal including:
- Hoan Bridge “Light the Hoan”
- Milwaukee Domes
- City Hall
- The Pfister Hotel
- Schlitz Park
- 600 EAST Wisconsin Café
- I-794 Underpass (Broadway and Water Street) – Brighten the Passage
- Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
- U.S. Bank Center
- Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 Office – 301 W. Wisconsin Ave
“Tealing” is the act of decorating something in teal and visually spreading the message of TeamTeal365. This act is the Hallmark of Paint the City Teal Day. From wrapping trees and light poles in teal cloth to creating teal smoothies and teal earrings, our community truly Paints the City Teal.
Paint the City Teal Day encourages everyone to use the color teal to demonstrate support for victims of sexual assault and share a photo using the hashtag #IBelieveYou and #TeamTeal365