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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

DVAM Keynote: Julie DiCaro, Sports Journalist

Taking a Stand Against Domestic Violence Online and On the Street
Tuesday, October 17, 7:00 pm | Gregory Hall 112

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

Women Helping Women: Addressing Gender-Based Violence and HIV in Burundi
7:00 pm | Quaker Meetinghouse, 1904 E. Main, Urbana

Thursday, October 12

Addressing Dating and Domestic Violence in the Digital Age [webinar]
1:00 pm Central
Registration: click here to register

Women Helping Women: Addressing Gender-Based Violence and HIV in Burundi
1:00 pm | Lucy Ellis Lounge of the Foreign Language Building, 707 S. Mathews, Urbana

Potluck Meal and Meeting with Parfaite Ntahuba, Quaker pastor and Director of Friends Women's Association (FWA) in Burundi
6:00 pm | Quaker Meetinghouse, 1904 E. Main, Urbana

Monday, October 16

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

Tuesday, October 17

Taking a Stand Against Domestic Violence Online and On the Street: A DVAM Keynote Talk by Julie DiCaro
7:00 pm | Gregory Hall 112

Wednesday, October 18

InterConnect Dinner & Dialogue Series: Avoiding Toxic Intimate Relationship Behaviors
6:00 pm | Women’s Resources Center

Contemplative Prayer Service
7:00 pm | Wesley United Methodist Church

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 | Women's Resources Center

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

Sponsors: Asian American Cultural Center, Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, Cognition Works, Counseling Center, Counseling Center Paraprofessionals, Courage Connection, Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, Disability Resources and Education Services, Fraternity & Sorority Affairs, Human Development and Family Studies, Inner Voices Social Issues Theatre, La Casa Cultural Latina, LGBT Resource Center, Native American House, Office of Inclusion & Intercultural Relations, On the House/AAF, Office for Student Conflict Resolution, Parkland College, Rape Advocacy, Counseling, & Education Services (RACES), Students Against Sexual Assault, McKinley Sexual Health, McKinley Special Populations, Student Affairs Marketing, Student Assistance Center, Tenant Union, University of Illinois Police Department, Unit One Allen Hall, University Housing, University Library, Women's Resources Center, University YWCA

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