During October, the Women and Gender Resource Center sponsors a variety of awareness events such as the purple ribbon campaign, the Verizon HopeLine Phone Drive and other programs. Past events have also included a candle light vigil honoring victims and survivors, student led panels on media portrayals of domestic violence, and relevant film screenings.
This year, Domestic Violence Awareness month will kick off with a Zine Making Workshop from 8:30-9:30 p.m. in Lloyd 318 on Tuesday, October 3 in partnership with URGE.
The next evening, Wednesday, October 3, we will host a benefit night at BurgerFi to raise money for the Project Hope Scholarship which benefits a UA student who is a survivor of interpersonal violence.
From October 16-21, SGA will host their annual It’s On Us week. More information can be found at sga.ua.edu.
Our Student Leadership Council will host an event called Reel Stories on Tuesday, October 17 at 7 p.m. in Gordon Palmer 232.
On October 22 from 5-7 p.m. in Russell 159, Alabama Panhellenic Association will host speakers Becca & Kelly. Participation is worth one Greek Point.
On Tuesday, October 24 from 6:30-8 p.m. in Ferg 3115, we will host an event called Healing Through Art which will highlight the benefits of art therapy.
Staff, Faculty, and Graduate Students are invited to join us for a Harbor Training on Wednesday, October 25 from 2:45-4:45 p.m. in 2501 Capital Hall. Harbor provides resources to help prepare individuals who may have students or colleagues disclose interpersonal violence.
Lastly, EveryWoman Book Club will read “The Twilight Wife” by AJ Banner in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This discussion will take place from 12-1 p.m. on Thursday, October 26. Please address book club questions or RSVPs to Paige Miller.
All other questions can be addressed to Zoe Winston.