October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

NC State Women's Center Hosts Awareness Events

Started in 1981 with the intent to unify activists across the county working to end interpersonal violence, the “day of unity” has evolved into a month of activities increasing awareness and prevention of domestic and interpersonal violence. The NC State Women’s Center promotes discussion and engagement through the following programs:

These Hands Don't Hurt: During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Women’s Center hosts “These Hands Don’t Hurt,” where the public is invited to stamp their hands in a pledge against violence. Banners will be displayed around campus to signify our ongoing campaign. Please join us from 12:00-2:00 p.m. on the following days:

October 15 – on the Centennial Campus Oval

October 27 – College of Veterinary Medicine main building lounge

October 29 – College of Veterinary Medicine covered walkway near Port City Java

Silent Witness project

Silent Witness: Nationally, the Silent Witness Initiative is a program dedicated to ending murder as a result of domestic violence by the year 2020. At NC State, there are ten red, life-size silhouettes in the Silent Witness Exhibit carrying a plaque with the story of a local and/or traditional college-aged person who was murdered as a result of domestic violence. Witnesses will be on display October 20-31 in the Talley Student Union. Beginning in November, the witnesses will be hosted by different departments and buildings across campus for the remainder of the academic year.

Healthy Relationships 101: In partnership with Kappa Alpha Psi, the Women’s Center will present a workshop on identifying and creating healthy relationships. Program is open to all NC State students. October 7, 2014, 7:00 p.m., Daniels Hall.

Don’t Cancel that Class: The Women’s Center assists course instructors and student groups who request additional diversity-related education including presentations focused on healthy relationships, interpersonal violence, and resources available on and off campus. Invite us to conduct a workshop for your class/group! Please see the website for more information.

The Connect with NC State program is rolling along with over 80 employees registered and some great photos uploaded to the website. The first drawing for prizes took place last week with the winners being Lynne Barbour of University Housing, Ashley Simons-Rudolph of the Women's Center and Tiffany Davis of LPAHE. Please note: we have been having trouble retrieving photos from Instagram. If you have been taking pictures as part of #connectncstate and sending them to Instagram, please contact Deb Luckadoo. To check out the upcoming prize drawings go to the website!