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 series 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 2019 Calendar
Tuesday, October 15
Thursday, October 17
Monday, October 21
Tuesday, October 22
Wednesday, October 23
Thursday, October 24
Friday, October 25
Peer facilitated interactive workshop about healthy relationships. Dinner provided!
Monday, October 28
Tuesday, October 29
Sponsors: Coordinated with support from Parkland College, Courage Connection, Rape Advocacy, Counseling and Education Services, and the following units and organizations at Illinois: Asian American Cultural Center, Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, Campus Recreation, Counseling Center, Family & Graduate Housing, La Casa Cultural Latina, LGBT Resource Center, McKinley Health Center, OIIR-International Education, Students Against Sexual Assault, and University Housing-Unit One/Allen Hall. DVAM is paid for in part by the Student Cultural Programming Fee.
For more information or to get involved in Domestic Violence Awareness Month events, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.