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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Domestic violence can include any form of psychological, emotional, verbal, physical, and sexual abuse. It occurs in both heterosexual and same sex relationships. It is estimated that over 1/4 of students at the University of Illinois have been physically abused by someone they were involved in a relationship with while a student. 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 2017 Calendar

Tuesday, October 3

Sexual Health Series • What Are We? From Hookups to Commitment
6–7:30 pm | Women’s Resources Center

Wednesday, October 4

DV: Lesser-Known Signs
11:00 am–2:00 pm | Parkland College Student Union   

Saturday, October 7

Peace Jam
11:30 am –2:00 pm | Lincoln Square Mall

Monday, October 9

Dish It Up • “Trigger Warnings: History, Theory, Context"
12:00–1:00 pm | Women’s Resources Center

Hot Topics • Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors Without Legal Status
7:00–9:00 pm | Women’s Resources Center

Tuesday, October 10

I Heart Healthy Relationships Workshop
7:00 pm | Women’s Resources Center

Wednesday, October 11

Relationships, Love, Safety & Coming OUT: Stories for and by LGBTQ People
7:00–8:30 pm | Allen Hall: South Rec Room

Monday, October 16

In the Know
6:00–7:00 pm | Tune into WEFT 90.1

Monday, October 23

Dish It Up • “DV and the Law: Reflections from a Court Advocate"
12:00–1:00 pm | Women’s Resources Center

Hot Topics • The Abuse to Prison Pipeline
7:00–9:00 pm | Women’s Resources Center

Tuesday, October 24

Domestic Violence Awareness
11am–2pm | Parkland College Student Union

Facilitators and Barriers to Help-seeking: When Men are Targets of Intimate Partner Violence
6:00–7:00 pm | Women’s Resources Center

It Happens Here
7:00 pm | TBD

Healthy Relationships Workshop
7:00 pm | FAR Oglesby Lounge

Wednesday, October 25

ManTalks | Men of Color, Mental Health, and Masculinity
6:00 pm | Women’s Resources Center

Thursday, October 26

Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Candlelight Vigil
6:00–8:00 pm | Alma Mater

“What Were You Thinking?" A Workshop 
6:00–8:00 pm | Illini Union

Tuesday, October 31

Sexual Health Series • Don’t Look Under the Bed
6:00–7:30 pm | Women’s Resources Center

University of Illinois and Urbana-Champaign. To increase awareness about abuse which occurs in relationships and its consequences, the Women’s Resources Center and Center for Women in Transition/A Woman’s Place, along with other units of the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations, the Counseling Center, the Office for Student Conflict Resolution, Office of the Dean of Students, Campus Recreation, University Housing, Family & Graduate Housing, the YWCA, the University of Illinois Police Department and many student organizations sponsor activities and events throughout October on campus and in the community. Events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month on our campus and in our community are designed as a powerful statement celebrating the strength of battered women and their children. 

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