October is Relationship Violence Awareness Month.  Get involved in campus and community events or sign up for a training offered at Carolina!

October 1 - 23 - Relationship Violence Awareness Month Trainings (HAVEN, One Act, Safe Zone, and other workshops)

Click on the links below to register for trainings.

 

 

October 1 at 7:30 pm in the Pit - Speak Out! Against Sexual and Interpersonal Violence (Project Dinah)

To kick off Relationship Violence Awareness Month, join Project Dinah at Speak Out! Against Sexual and Interpersonal Violence. Speak Out! is a powerful event where members of Project Dinah will read anonymous testimonials of survivors’ experiences that have been collected over the year through our Speak Out! blog (linked below).

In speaking out, we hope to break the troubling silence that surrounds sexual assault and relationship violence and lend our voices to those who struggle with its effects.

We will also have spoken word performers, music performances, and an open mic for people who wish to share their story at the event.

Add your survivor story to our anonymous blog and read the stories of others who have spoken out at http://speakoutunc.blogspot.com/ ***trigger warning***

https://www.facebook.com/events/1707882816107317/

October 2 at 5 pm in the Campus Y's Anne Queen Lounge - Feminist Friday: Domestic Violence in Communities of Color (CAGE)

CAGE is hosting Feminist Friday: Domestic Violence in Communities of Color, a discussion event led by Dr. Ariana Vigil designed to analyze and expose the ways in which women of color are unjustly and disproportionately affected by violence. In conjunction with Relationship Violence Awareness Month, this event will use an intersectional and inclusive approach to discuss how these issues vary across according to race, class, and gender. There will also be free pizza! Come learn and debate.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1627966940789295/      

October 7 from 11:30am-1:30pm in the Plaza outside the Student Union - Wellness Wednesday (Student Wellness)

Wellness Wednesdays happen on the first Wednesday of the month!  This month will feature tables from the Carolina Women’s Center about Relationship Violence Awareness Month, One Act, Carolina Recovery Community, Healthy Heels, and CUAB.  Stop by for more information about wellness, interpersonal (relationship) violence, recovery, and more!

October 8 from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm - Love Empowers (Heels United for a Safe Carolina Awareness Campaign)

The Heels United for a Safe Carolina Awareness Campaign, led by the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office/Title IX, will launch the second installation of the Heels United Project to raise awareness of relationship violence and resources available on campus, including the Title IX Compliance Coordinator, Gender Violence Services Coordinator (confidential), and the University Ombuds Office (confidential).  Students and employees will set out across campus on Thursday, October 8 to share information and hand out awareness items.

 

 

October 8 from 6 - 8 pm - City Kitchen at University Place (Compass Center for Women and Families)

Compass Center invites Orange County residents and the broader community to celebrate their work in the community, helping women and families gain safety, security and self-sufficiency.  Drop by City Kitchen any time on October 8, 2015 between 6-8 pm to meet staff and volunteers and supporters of the organization.  Learn more about Compass Center programs and services, including career and financial education, access to legal resources, adolescent empowerment, and domestic violence crisis services.

October 9 - Carolina Men Care (UNC Hospitals Beacon Program)

More details to come!

October 9 at 8:00 pm - "Below the Line" (Compass Center for Women and Families)

This live music event is being offered by Compass Center for Women and Families to build campus and community awareness about Compass Center’s helping women and families gain safety, security, and self-sufficiency.  Tickets are $10 with doors opening at 8:00 p.m. and band performance at 9:00 pm.

October 19 from 1-4 pm at Granville Towers - Safetoberfest

Safetoberfest is a fun, educational program that aims to increase safety and awareness of resources for students, specifically prior to the Halloween holiday. The format of the event is for each campus partner to have a table or display for students to visit as they “trick-or-treat” their way around to the different stations, picking up a piece of candy at each and interacting with different organizations and offices.

October 21 from 7 - 11 pm in Genome G100 - Screening of The Hunting Ground (Carolina Roundtable Committee on Student Government)

At the screening, we will be showing the documentary and have a panel that will include Andrea Pino (one of the main characters in The Hunting Ground), Sofie Karasek (a survivor featured in the film and co-founder of End Rape on Campus), two of the film’s producers, and hopefully someone from Women’s Health to speak about resources available to survivors of interpersonal violence and sexual assault.

October 22 from 2-5 pm at SASB Plaza - Safetoberfest

Safetoberfest is a fun, educational program that aims to increase safety and awareness of resources for students, specifically prior to the Halloween holiday. The format of the event is for each campus partner to have a table or display for students to visit as they “trick-or-treat” their way around to the different stations, picking up a piece of candy at each and interacting with different organizations and offices.

October 22 from 5-6:30 pm in the Campus Y Anne Queen Lounge - Coffee Conversation on Relationship Violence (Carolina Women's Center, UNC Men's Project, Sigma Gamma Rho)

Campus Coffee Conversations is a monthly discussion series where students, faculty, and staff can talk about issues surround gender equity and violence prevention at UNC-Chapel Hill. This month we will be focusing our conversation on relationship violence. We will start the event with a panel discussion with campus and community resources, who will share their expertise. An informal discussion around different aspects of relationship violence will follow. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

October 28 from 6:30 - 9 pm at the Varsity Theatre - Screening of Private Violence (Carolina Women's Center, Compass Center, Southern Oral History Program, Working Group in Feminism and History)

There will be a short networking opportunity (with snacks and beverages) leading up to the film screening at 7 pm. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion (featuring Kit Gruelle, a survivor, advocate, and educator who is featured in the film). There will be a small suggested donation for the event, with all proceeds benefiting the Compass Center for Women and Families.

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October 29 at 7 pm - Healthy Queer Relationships Workshop (SAGA, One Act)

Join One Act and the Sexuality and Gender Alliance for a workshop on healthy queer relationships. We invite people of all sexualities and gender identities to come discuss the importance of healthy attitudes and actions in relationships through a queer lens. The evening will consist of discussion-based activities and scenarios on how to recognize signs of unhealthy or abusive relationships and take action!

October 31 - DVAP 5K Race

DVAP (Domestic Violence Action Project) is a university-recognized student organization at the law school that provides free legal representation to victims of domestic violence who are seeking a civil domestic violence protective order. DVAP also sponsors speakers and programs to educate the university community about domestic violence.

On October 31, DVAP is hosting a 5K at 8 a.m. at Finley Fields. Early registration will be open via this link: http://studentorgs.law.unc.edu/dvap/default.aspx through October 24, and via email at neallc@live.unc.edu until the day of the race. The early registration price is $10 and the race day price is $15.