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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Join us this October in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), as we continue working toward ending dating and domestic violence. These conversations are imperative to creating and supporting a healthier and safer community for our students, and ourselves. In fact, more than half of people who have been physically abused, sexually abused, or stalked by a dating partner, first experienced abuse between the ages of 11 and 24.

What are "Relatable Relationships"? It's series of events where we explore a range of relationship experiences of members of the campus community with a particular focus on the unique needs and experiences of groups and individuals who are often left out of mainstream conversation about healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships. The WRC’s Relatable Relationships week was created based on feedback from students to support critical conversations, explore resources, and work to support a safe and supportive campus for everyone. We all have a role in creating safer and healthier communities. Join us in activities and events throughout the month to become involved in eliminating violence and abuse in our relationships, our homes and in our community! 

 

Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2020 Calendar

 

Tuesday, October 13

Anti-Violence Activism in India 
Noon - 1:00 pm | Register here: http://bit.ly/3lA0Dzh
A collaboration between the Asian American Cultural Center and the Women's Resources Center
 

Wednesday, October 14

Domestic Violence Across Cultures and Dating Norms in the U.S. 
7:00 - 8:30 pm | Register: email oiir-ie@illinois.edu for event links
A collaboration between International Education (OIIR) and the Women's Resources Center
 

Thursday, October 15

Latinx Folx in the Movement: Our Journeys to Address Interpersonal Violence
Noon - 1:00 pm | Register here: https://go.illinois.edu/virtuallacasa
A collaboration between La Casa Cultural Latina and the Women's Resources Center
 

Friday, October 16

Uncovering the Connection: LGBTQ+ Youth Homelessness & Domestic Violence
Noon - 1:00 pm | Register here: https://bit.ly/30hNl1r
A collaboration between the LGBT Resource Center and the Women's Resources Center
 

Wednesday, October 21

More than a Listening Ear 
Noon - 1:00 pm | Register here: Register: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/697004750219450060/false#/invitation
A collaboration between the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center and the Women's Resources Center
 

Monday, October 26

Healthy Relationships in the Time of Covid-19 (a Dish It Up event)
Noon - 1:00 pm | Register: https://frms.gle/s4q8MJmSVxXqFbZg8
A collaboration between the Women's Resources Center and the Counseling Center
 

Tuesday, October 27

Consent not Coercion: Connecting the Dots Between Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence
6:00 - 7:00 pm | Register here: https://bit.ly/3in2swV
A collaboration between Women's Resources Center and Rape Advocacy, Counseling and Education Services (R.A.C.E.S)
 

Friday, October 30

10/30, 12:00-1:00 pm: Slide into their DM’s in a Healthy Way
Register here: https://bit.ly/36gf3zh  
Presented by the Counseling Center 
 
 
Paid for by the Student Cultural Programming Fee and Coordinated with support from: Courage Connection, Rape Advocacy, Counseling and Education Services, Cunningham Children's Home and the following units and organizations at Illinois: Asian American Cultural Center, Bruce D. Nesbitt  African American Cultural Center, Counseling Center, Delta Phi Omega, Department of Gender & Women's Studies, Disabiliy Resources and Educational Services (DRES), Fraternity & Sorority Affairs, Illini Union, La Casa Cultural Latina, LGBT Resource Center, McKinley Health Center, Native American House, OIIR-International Education, and Pi Beta Phi.
 

For an accessible PDF version of the calendar please click here.

For more information or to get involved in Domestic Violence Awareness Month events, contact womenscenter@illinois.edu.