October is Relationship Violence Awareness Month (RVAM). There are many ways that you can get involved at UNC-Chapel Hill to learn and share information about how love empowers! Check out trvam_social_media_posthe events and trainings below.

We’re also running a social media campaign throughout October. Here’s how you can help:

  1. Post this RVAM image on your social media accounts. It helps us get the word out about resources and the schedule of events for the month!
  2. Use the hashtags #loveempowers and #rvamunc, and direct people to safe.unc.edu. This helps us share information about positive relationships!

All Month Long - Observe Relationship Violence Awareness Month (RVAM) by learning about safe and healthy relationships!

Click here to take a free online course about creating and sustaining healthy relationships. While the information is applicable to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, these modules are centered on the experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Trans*, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, Two Spirit, and Same Gender Loving communities.

Whether you are looking to strengthen your own relationship skills, or support others in their relationships this course is for you!

This course was developed at UNC for undergraduate and graduate students, and is a great way to observe RVAM! This course explores the unique challenges faced by people who are involved in same-sex relationships or where one or more person(s) identifies as transgender.

By completing the course, we hope that you will increase your:

  • knowledge of characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships,
  • awareness of the characteristics you/ others may desire in a relationship or partner,
  • knowledge of conflict resolution skills,
  • awareness about interpersonal violence, and
  • knowledge of bystander and ally skills

These modules were developed as a collaboration between the LGBTQ Center and Student Wellness at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Thanks to Student Government’s Student Safety and Security Committee for funding the development in Spring 2013.

Contact Terri Phoenix (tphoenix@email.unc.edu) for more info.

October 3 - Bae Goals and Sweet n Sour Relationships

Tuesday, October 3 from 10am-2pm in the Union Plaza
Bae Goals and Sweet n Sour Relationships

Join Carolina Women’s Center for some bagels and learn about healthy ways to have disagreements and handle conflict within a relationship.

Join One Act as they identify healthy and unhealthy aspects of relationships with the help of some sweet and sour treats.

October 4 - Paint it Purple for RVAM

Wednesday, October 4 from 11am-2pm outside of the Campus Y
Paint it Purple for RVAM

October is Relationship Violence Awareness month, and we are raising awareness outside of the Campus Y at our event, “Paint it Purple” for RVAM! For a small donation to the Compass Center, we will dye your hair (all semi-permanent dye that’ll come out in a few washes), paint your nails, or draw on your face with glitter purple eyeliner!! Can’t wait to see you there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/158598024733401

Hosted by Carolina Advocating for Gender Equity (CAGE), Carolina Feminist Coalition, Feminist Students United, and Siren Magazine

October 4 - Coffee with an Expert

Wednesday, October 4 at 7pm at Carrboro Parks Department
Coffee with an Expert

Join Compass Center for Women and Families for a Domestic Violence Awareness Month presentation.

Hosted by Compass Center for Women and Families

October 10 - Bae Goals

Tuesday, October 10 from 10am-2pm in the Pit (RAIN LOCATION: WENDY’S)
Bae Goals

Join Carolina Women’s Center for some bagels and learn about healthy relationships.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/173286353225049

October 11 - Carolina Seminar: The Modern Day Women’s Movement

Wednesday, October 11 at 5:30pm at the Friday Center
Carolina Seminar: The Modern Day Women’s Movement

Join the Carolina Women’s Center for “The Modern Day Women’s Movement Past, Present, & Future: Women’s Organizations’ Roles on Campus and in COmmunities.” The discussion will be hosted by Frank Stasio of WUNC Radio, with a live recording for The State of Things. There will be a reception at 5:30 and the discussion will begin at 6:30.

This event is free and open to the public, but you must register to attend. Register at womenscenter.unc.edu/event/20th-anniversary-celebrations

Hosted by Carolina Women’s Center

October 12 - So Many Systems: Navigating Title IX, Clery, and the Criminal System

Thursday, October 12 from 6-8pm in Dey Hall Room 305
So Many Systems: Navigating Title IX, Clery, and the Criminal System

Join Cassidy Johnson and Holly Lovern from the Carolina Women’s Center as they discuss the basics of Title IX, Clery Act, and the NC Criminal System from an advocate’s perspective. This is a great tool for campus leaders involved in social justice work and advocacy surrounding sexual assault, in addition to students in Greek organizations who want to know more about the reporting process. Students of all backgrounds and from all (or no) group affiliations are encouraged to join CAGE, a Campus Y Committee, and the Carolina Women’s Center and learn more about Title IX.

Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/onhE3feG9lQUdBZR2

Hosted by Carolina Women’s Center and CAGE

October 13 - Feminist Friday

Friday, October 13 from 6:30-8pm in the Campus Y’s Anne Queen Lounge
Feminist Friday

Join Carolina Advocating for Gender Equality for their October Feminist Friday. Speakers will be discussing family planning, child care, and family violence.

Hosted by CAGE

October 19 - Breakfast with an Expert

Thursday, October 19 at 9:30am at Carrboro Parks Department
Breakfast with an Expert

Join Compass Center for Women and Families for a Domestic Violence Awareness Month presentation.

Hosted by Compass Center for Women and Families

October 23 - Do’s and Donuts: Active Bystander

Monday, October 23 from 10am-2pm in the Union Plaza
Do’s and Donuts: Active Bystander

Join One Act for free donuts and an activity that will help students develop bystander intervention skills.

Hosted by One Act

October 23 - “Five Awake” Short Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Monday, October 23 at 6pm at the Varsity Theatre
“Five Awake” Short Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Join Compass Center for Women and Families for a FREE screening of the short film, “Five Awake.” The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring:

  • Jasmine S. McGhee, North Carolina Department of Justice
  • Beth Meeks, National Network to End Domestic Violence
  • Amily McCool, North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Rebecca Macy, UNC School of Social Work

Hosted by Compass Center for Women and Families

October 24 - Bae Goals

Tuesday, October 24 from 10am-2pm outside the Health Sciences Library
Bae Goals

Join Carolina Women’s Center for some bagels and learn about healthy relationships.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1512243432163782

October 25 - Coffee Conversation on Relationship Violence in the Media

Wednesday, October 25 at 5:30pm
Coffee Conversation on Relationship Violence in the Media

Join us for an open discussion about the ways in which popular media depicts relationships. We’ll be focusing on music and music video representation. Refreshments will be provided and all are welcome.

Hosted by Carolina Women’s Center and UNC Men’s Project

October 26 - Safetoberfest

Thursday, October 26 from 1-4pm in the Carolina Union Gift Plaza
Safetoberfest

Safetoberfest is a fun, educational program that aims to increase safety and awareness of resources for Carolina students, specifically prior to Halloween. Come “Trick or Treat” your way through the stations!

October 26 - RVAM Mix-and-Mingle

Thursday, October 26 from 6-8pm in the Campus Y’s Anne Queen Lounge
RVAM Mix-and-Mingle

Join Carolina Feminist Coalition for an RVAM-themed Mix-and-Mingle! Campus and community partners, as well as feminist student organizations, will be there!

Hosted by Carolina Feminist Coalition

October 30 - RVAM Arts Night

Monday, October 30
RVAM Arts Night

Join us as we celebrate RVAM and healthy relationships through expressions of art. We’ll have student performances and an open mic.

Hosted by Carolina Women’s Center