National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Week of Action is Oct. 16-20. SAVE Taskforce will have programming throughout the week and would love your participation! All events will be held in A. Lincoln Commons. Throughout the week, we encourage everyone to post about their participation in DVAM Week of Action events with the hashtag #TakeAStand.
Monday, Oct. 16 – Pledge Day, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
As members of the LLCC community, pledge to use your education, experiences and voices to speak out against intimate partner violence. Sign the pledge and post on social media about why you took the pledge or the steps you will take to live up to your pledge. Remember, use #TakeAStand to be a part of the national conversation on ending domestic violence!
Tuesday, Oct. 17 – Take a Stand Tuesday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
In correlation with the National Week of Action theme, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to sign up to take a stand against domestic and 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.-5 p.m. Participants can sign up for a time slot that fits your schedule here. We will have conversation tips and signs available for all participants. Share a message of your commitment to taking a stand against domestic violence using #TakeAStand.
Wednesday, Oct.18 – Silent Witness, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sojourn Shelter and Services will be on campus with their Silent Witness exhibit. This exhibit both honors victims and uses their stories to convey the tragic reality of domestic violence (more information here: http://www.silentwitness.net). There will be representatives from Sojourn present to hand out information.
Thursday, Oct. 19 – Purple Thursday, “Talk About It Thursday,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wear your purple and bring your $5 to the LLCC Student Life Office to participate in the Feminist Activist Coalition’s Jeans Day benefiting Sojourn Shelter and Services, a local domestic violence resource center. This year, we will also be handing out purple ribbons attached to a small sheet with tips for having an informed conversation about domestic violence. Recipients of the purple ribbons will be encouraged to talk to at least one person using their conversation tip.