GSA and SAVE Taskforce hosting Jeans Day today

The LLCC Gay-Straight Alliance and SAVE Taskforce are hosting a Jeans Day today in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Participants should bring a minimum donation of $5 to LLCC Student Life to participate. All proceeds will support our local domestic violence shelter and service agency, Sojourn Shelter and Services, Inc. More information about the services provided by Sojourn can be found by visiting their website.

“Silent Witness” exhibit today and Jeans Day tomorrow

The LLCC SAVE Taskforce invites all staff, faculty and students to view the “Silent Witness” exhibit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. Sojourn Shelter and Services, Inc., the local domestic violence shelter and service agency, is hosting this exhibit that honors the lives of domestic violence victims and sheds light on their stories. Participants can come and leave at any time throughout the program.

The LLCC Gay-Straight Alliance and SAVE Taskforce are hosting a Jeans Day tomorrow, Oct. 18, in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Participants should bring a minimum donation of $5 to LLCC Student Life to participate. All proceeds will support our local domestic violence shelter and service agency, Sojourn Shelter and Services, Inc. More information about the services provided by Sojourn can be found by visiting their website.

Take a stand against domestic violence today

Join members of the LLCC community and SAVE Taskforce as we take a stand against domestic violence — literally! Symbolic of our refusal to be passive bystanders of intimate partner violence in our community, we will have at least one person “taking a stand” in A. Lincoln Commons from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Using materials provided, individuals “taking a stand” will use this platform to engage willing passersby in healthy, constructive conversations about domestic and intimate partner violence, encouraging our campus community to “See the Signs, Say Something.” To participate, stop by the table at any point throughout the day!

Learn about other events during the Domestic Violence Awareness Week of Action.

Domestic Violence Awareness Week of Action daily events begin today

Join SAVE Taskforce as Domestic Violence Awareness Week of Action starts off with Pledge Day. Visit the table in A. Lincoln Commons to read about ways you can help prevent intimate partner violence and support survivors, and then take a pledge to use the knowledge to be a part of the change. The table will be staffed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Materials will be available at the table all day.

The LLCC Gay-Straight Alliance and SAVE Taskforce are hosting a Jeans Day this Thursday, Oct. 18 in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Participants should bring a minimum donation of $5 to LLCC Student Life to participate. All proceeds will support our local domestic violence shelter and service agency, Sojourn Shelter and Services, Inc. More information about the services provided by Sojourn can be found by visiting their website.

Domestic Violence Awareness Week of Action (and Jeans Day!)

The LLCC Community is invited to join the SAVE Taskforce to increase awareness, connect the LLCC community with resources and support survivors of domestic violence during the Week of Action in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Events will take place next week in A. Lincoln Commons.

  • Mon, Oct. 15, all day: “Pledge Day”
    Read about ways you can help prevent intimate partner violence and support survivors, and then pledge to use the knowledge to be a part of  the change.
  • Tue, Oct. 16, all day: “Take a Stand Tuesday”
    Symbolic of our refusal to be passive bystanders of intimate partner violence in our community, we will have at least one person “taking a stand” in A. Lincoln Commons from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Follow the instructions at the top of the “Take a Stand Tuesday” sheet to sign up for a time slot.
  • Wed, Oct. 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: “Silent Witness” with Sojourn Shelter and Services
    From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the local domestic violence shelter and service agency, Sojourn Shelter and Services, will host an exhibit that honors the lives of domestic violence victims and sheds light on their stories.
  • Thu, Oct. 18, all day: “Jeans Day Fundraiser”
    Sponsored by the LLCC GSA, all proceeds will be donated to Sojourn Shelter and Services. For a minimum $5 donation, participants can wear jeans to work!
  • Fri, Oct. 19, all day: “Informational Table”
    Throughout the day on Friday, educational materials and support resource information will be available for anyone to take. The table will be monitored, but will not be constantly staffed. This is intended to allow a safe opportunity for individuals to access information and resources if, for any reason, they are apprehensive about interacting with others on the topic.

Questions? Email shelby.bedford@llcc.edu.

Sign up now to “Take a Stand” against domestic violence

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, all staff and faculty members are encouraged to join the SAVE Taskforce in taking a stand against intimate partner violence — literally! Symbolic of our refusal to be passive bystanders of intimate partner violence in our community, we will have at least one person “taking a stand” in A. Lincoln Commons from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Using materials provided, participants are also encouraged to use this platform to engage willing passersby in healthy, constructive conversations about domestic and intimate partner violence, encouraging our campus community to “See the Signs, Say Something.”

Follow the instructions at the top of the “Take a Stand Tuesday” sheet to sign up for a time slot. Student club/organization advisors are encouraged to ask organization members to participate as well. Questions? Email shelby.bedford@llcc.edu.

Sign up now to “Take a Stand” against domestic violence

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, all staff and faculty members are encouraged to join the SAVE Taskforce in taking a stand against intimate partner violence — literally! Symbolic of our refusal to be passive bystanders of intimate partner violence in our community, we will have at least one person “taking a stand” in A. Lincoln Commons from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Using materials provided, participants are also encouraged to use this platform to engage willing passersby in healthy, constructive conversations about domestic and intimate partner violence, encouraging our campus community to “See the Signs, Say Something.”

Follow the instructions at the top of the “Take a Stand Tuesday” sheet to sign up for a time slot. Student club/organization advisors are encouraged to ask organization members to participate as well. Questions? Email shelby.bedford@llcc.edu.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Please consider attending an event or participating in an activity during awareness/education events at LLCC during the Week of Action, Oct. 15-19, 2018. More information will be in the LincIn in coming days.

“Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone. Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.” (www.ndvh.org)

Domestic violence is a community issue; it is not “just a family problem.” Statistics indicate that one in four women and one in nine men will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes (www.ndvh.org). During the month of October, national hotlines, domestic violence service providers, state and local governments as well as colleges remind us of this epidemic that cuts across racial, socioeconomic and educational lines. DV is 100 percent the fault and choice of the abuser; it is not the victim’s fault, and victims are not alone. If you or someone you know needs help for domestic violence please use the following numbers:

National Domestic Violence Hotline:
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
217-789-2830
TTY: 217-241-0376

Sojourn Shelter and Services
217-726-5200 (24 hour hotline)
TTY: 217-726-7385
1-866-help4dv (435-7438)

Lincoln Land Community College – confidential advisor
217-786-2598

Sexual Violence and DV Resource Information:
http://www.llcc.edu/student-services/sexual-violence-resources

Responsible employee training session May 24

Are you a Responsible Employee? Do you want more information about how to best respond to disclosures of sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating/domestic violence or stalking? Come to the next Responsible Employee training session this Thursday, May 24 to learn more! View a list of additional training dates and the session sign-up. Additionally, a training can be scheduled at a department or team meeting by contacting Shelby Bedford, LLCC’s compliance and prevention coordinator, at shelby.bedford@llcc.edu.

Congratulations to winners of SAVE Taskforce runway show

The LLCC Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE) Task Force would like to congratulate the winners of this year’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Day of Action Runway Show, Chris Barry (employee winner) and Nathan Ihlenfeldt (student winner). The winners were chosen for enthusiastically showing support for the event’s goals, being engaged with the educational aspect of the event and, of course, their skilled runway walk. If you see Chris or Nathan, be sure to congratulate them!

The SAVE Task Force would also like to thank everyone who supported this year’s SAAM events, including all volunteers, participants and the LLCC Foundation.

Chris BarryNathan Ihlenfeldt