October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). The purpose of this month is to educate the campus community about domestic violence as well as to support survivors of domestic violence.
Events for DVAM are organized by AVI as well as the SAVE Peer Educators. Depending on what resources are available each year, the events may vary. However, some notable events for DVAM usually include:
- Clothesline Project: A clothesline is displayed in the library atrium. Each shirt featured in the display is painted with words of encouragement and support for victims and survivors of Domestic Violence.
- Many Faces of Domestic Violence: Look for the various components of this awareness event to prompt conversations about Domestic Violence, including: simulated injuries, empty seat in the classroom placards, and a Die-In outside the Student Center representing all of those who have died from the hands of domestic violence.
- Candlelight Vigil: The Candlelight Vigil supports victims and survivors of Domestic Violence and is held in remembrance for those who lost their lives to Domestic Violence. The candlelight vigil provides an opportunity for victims and survivors to speak out against Domestic Violence.
The 2015 Domestic Violence Awareness Month: