DVAM Week of Action

This week is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Week of Action! SAVE Taskforce and the Feminist Activist Coalition will have programming throughout the week and would love your participation! Throughout the week, we encourage everyone to post about their participation in DVAM Week of Action events with the hashtag #TakeAStand

Week-long Activities:

Feminist Activist Coalition will be sponsoring a used cell phone drive throughout the week and sending the cell phones to a domestic violence resource center. Wireless phones offer a lifeline for those effected by domestic violence, providing a way to dial 911 without needing their personal phone. Collection boxes for old, used phones will be in Student Life and Advising, Counseling, and Career Services.

Write Witness…to Stories of Love, Loss, Healing, Help, Pain, and Promise. LLCC’s Writing Center is celebrating the National Day on Writing in connection with Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Visit the Center anytime during the week and contribute a response to the display, or post your reply on the Writing Center Facebook page.

Monday, Oct. 17 – Pledge Day
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. 18 – Take a Stand
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 8:00AM-5:00PM. Participants can sign up for a time slot that fits your schedule here. Share a message of your commitment to taking a stand against domestic violence using #TakeAStand.

Wednesday, Oct.19 – Paper Cranes for Healing the Violence
Send a message of support with this activity focused on representing the healing and good fortune we wish to send survivors and their loved ones. Stop by A. Lincoln Commons throughout the day to make paper cranes out of recycled paper. The cranes will be hung around the Commons and be used for future events.

Thursday, Oct. 20 – Purple Thursday
Those committed to ending domestic violence around the country will be wearing purple on this day to bring awareness to the topic. Wear your purple and bring your $5 to the Student Life Office to participate in the Feminist Activist Coalition’s Jeans Day benefiting Sojourn Shelter and Services, a local domestic violence resource center.