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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Did you know that:

  • Nearly 1 in 3 college women say they have been in an abusive dating relationship.
  • 30% of LGBT youth report dating violence, compared to 9% for heterosexual youth.
  • 58% of college students say they don’t know what to do to help someone who is a victim of dating abuse.

Domestic violence can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class or ability. Each year, the Women’s Center recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) with programs and events throughout the month of October. Events include peer-facilitated learning opportunities, educational workshops, activism through art and a film screening and discussion. Check out our full list of programs below.  We hope that you will be able to join us for this informative month of events.

Survivor Support Services** If you or someone you know is experiencing relationship violence, sexual violence or stalking and are in need of advocacy services, the Women’s Center has advocates available from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday in Talley Student Union, Suite 5210. After hours, please call the 24/7 Sexual Assault Helpline at 919.515.4444 to be connected with an advocate. For more information, please see go.ncsu.edu/supportsurvivors. **

Check out our full list of programs below. We hope that you will be able to join us for this informative month of events.

Oct
1
Tue
Silent Witness Exhibit
Oct 1 – Oct 31 all-day

The Silent Witness Project is an exhibit in memory of victims of domestic violence. The Women’s Center hosts this exhibit in the Talley Lobby in order to increase awareness and education about the impacts of domestic violence in our community. Each life-size silhouette carries a plaque with the story of a person who was murdered as a result of domestic violence. NCSU’s Silent Witness Project is modeled after the Silent Witness National Initiative whose goal it is to eliminate domestic violence murders in the United States by the year 2020.

Oct
16
Wed
DVAM: Healthy Relationships 101 @ Women's Center Lounge
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join the Movement Peer Educators during Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) as they provide participants with introductory information regarding healthy relationships. Participants will recognize the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships, know that healthy relationships are attainable and become aware of resources available in regards to relationship violence.

For more information, please see go.ncsu.edu/dvam

Oct
18
Fri
LYBD Summit
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join the Women’s Center in celebrating Love Your Body Day (LYBD)! The summit includes collective presentations from campus partners including Dr. Elizabeth Nelson in Women and Gender Studies, Multicultural Student Affairs, the GLBT Center, and more! The theme, “Revolutionizing All Bodies” is designed to provide discussion on navigating institutions which are not structured to provide intersectional care to all humans. Join us for just one session or join us all day!

Oct
21
Mon
DVAM: Interpersonal and Sexual Violence in the GLBT Community @ Talley 4280
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This two-hour workshop is open to NC State undergraduates, graduate students, staff, faculty and alumni as well as interested members of the local community. The workshop is designed to help participants understand the ways that interpersonal and sexual violence are experienced by members of the GLBT community, reasons why GLBT people are less likely to report, and ways to support GLBT survivors.

Registration: https://reporter.ncsu.edu/link/courseview?courseID=OIED-GLBT-006&deptName=OIED

Oct
22
Tue
DVAM: Survivor Expressive Arts Therapy Gardening @ SHS 2301
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

This Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) event will be closed to self-identified survivors of interpersonal violence. Staff from the Counseling Center will lead a therapeutic, trauma-informed event centered on expressive arts and nature. The event will provide space for participants to utilize arts and crafts supplies to decorate a glass planter and choose a succulent to plant. All supplies will be provided and participants will take their plants and planters home for continued care and healing.

Counselors will be on-site to assist participants in processing emotions.

Space is limited to no more than 10 participants. Please register at: https://forms.gle/Ria8arLbTosuWPRf8

For more info, please see go.ncsu.edu/dvam

DVAM: Escalation Film Screening and Discussion @ Women's Center Lounge
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join The Movement Peer Educators during Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) for a special screening of One Love: Escalation. The film follows a college-aged couple through the beginnings of their relationship and shows how unhealthy behaviors can escalate into abuse. After watching the film, workshop participants dive into a discussion about the film discussing the early warning signs of relationship abuse and what they can do if they witness or experience these warning signs. Trigger Warning: This film contains graphic depictions of violence, including sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. Counselors will be available on-site.

For more info, please see go.ncsu.edu/dvam

Oct
29
Tue
DVAM: Supporting Survivors 101 @ Women's Center Lounge
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the Movement Peer Educators during Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) to learn ways to best support survivors of interpersonal violence. This workshop includes training, engagement and practice led by peers to equip participants with tools that they can use when working with peers who identify as survivors.

For more info, please see go.ncsu.edu/dvam

Oct
31
Thu
DVAM: Candy, Condoms, and Consent @ Talley Student Union Lobby
Oct 31 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join The Movement Peer Educators as they come together to raise awareness about sexual safety and consent as part of Halloween festivities. This event will take place in Talley from 11am- 3pm. Free candy and condoms will be provided at their table and the Movement will be around to promote the importance of receiving consent. In addition, the Movement will be able to share on- and off- campus resources that can help students if they, or someone they know, has experienced interpersonal violence.

For more info, please see go.ncsu.edu/dvam

FOR ACCOMMODATIONS

 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, NC State will honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities. Requests can be served more effectively if notice is provided at least 10 days before the event. For more information, please contact The Women's Center at 919.515.2012.