ASAP Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Recognized throughout the month of October

Clothesline Project Display

Date: Friday, September 29 – Friday, October 13
Location: Hall of Governors

The Clothesline Project started in Cape Cod, MA in 1990 to address the issue of gender-based violence. The display features shirts designed by victims/survivors of violence as well as by supportive friends and family. The shirts hang side-by-side on a clothesline as testimony to the prevalence of gender-based violence and to “Break the Silence” synonymous with this type of abuse. Hosted in collaboration with the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago.

Resource Table

Date: Tuesday October 3
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: D Wing Main Atrium

Join members of Anew – Building Beyond Violence and Abuse to discuss resources.

Purple for Domestic Peace
(A Resource Fair in Honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month)

Date: Wednesday, October 4
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Location: Hall of Governors

An interactive event where our Jaguar community can connect with local agencies sharing information about resources and opportunities to help. Wear purple to the event and receive a treat and a raffle ticket to win a prize at the end of the fair. Free and open to the public.

#PURPLETHURSDAY- Jaguars in Purple

Every Thursday in October Dates: October 5, 12, 19, 26

We all have a role in promoting healthy relationships and building a healthy Governors State University community. Join us in purple every Thursday in October to honor survivors and those lost to domestic violence. Make a statement and post photos of yourself in your purple gear and a message of support for survivors using #PurpleThursday, Instagram @gsuwellness.

Resource Table

Date: Wednesday October 11
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: D Wing Main Atrium

Join members of Guardian Angel Community Services to discuss resources.

Silent Witness Statue Display

Date: Friday, September 29 – Friday, October 14
Location: Hall of Governors

The Silent Witness Exhibit helps educate the community about domestic violence. Each silhouette in the exhibit represents a real person or animal who lost their life to domestic violence. Sponsored by Anew: Building Beyond Violence and Abuse.

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