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Domestic Violence Awareness

Domestic Violence Awareness

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The College will host events and opportunities for students, faculty and staff to learn more about how to help yourself or loved ones struggling with relationship violence.

Scheduled Events

Events include online panel discussions, TED Talk-style events, poster projects and art displays.

Video Presentations


How we turned the tide on domestic violence (Hint: the Polaroid helped)

Esta Soler lobbied for a bill outlawing domestic violence in 1984. Soler charts 30 years of tactics and technologies -- from the Polaroid camera to social media -- that led to a 64% drop in domestic violence in the U.S.

It’s Time to Talk about Psychological and Verbal Abuse

Lizzy Glazer shares, the facts that psychological and verbal abuse are the most common elements of domestic violence, yet they are the least talked about. A survivor of domestic violence, Lizzy Glazer, discusses her experiences. In her TEDx talk, she identifies five common signs of abuse, acknowledges the guilt and shame victims feel, and raises awareness of the invisible scars of psychological and verbal abuse..

Violence Against Women – It’s A Men’s Issue

Jackson Katz asks men to combat abuse and sexual assault by challenging the social norms that lead to it. For Katz, ending domestic violence begins in the locker room and around the poker table, with men stepping up to say, “Hey, I don’t like that kind of talk” when they hear women being demeaned. It’s the peer culture that needs to change, he says.

Campus Poster Project - Forest Park

Oct. 18-30 in the Student Center and classroom areas

Visual poster presentation and stories from domestic violence survivors who took a stand and are now helping others. Each poster will be accompanied by helpful websites, tips, and hotline information.

The posters will also be shared on Facebook at theforestparkcampuslife and on Instagram at theforestparkcampuslife.

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