Relationship Violence Awareness Month

Nationally, October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  It was established to recognize victims who were affected by relationship violence and to connect them to resources, educate the general public about the realities of violence within romantic relationships; and to de-stigmatize conversations about relationship violence.

The WGAC has rephrased “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” to “Relationship Violence Awareness Month”, as we believe the term better reflects experiences of young adults who experience violence outside of a domestic and/or marital framework. During the month, we work with campus partners to bring awareness to dating/relationship violence and educate on the different ways we can help end it. Our primary focus is on cultivating healthy relationships. We do this by providing students with tips and tools on how to manage, and find recourse if they or somebody they know is in an unhealthy or abusive relationship.

Follow the link to our Events Calendar to view upcoming programs or events relating to relationship violence. For timely event updates, check us out on Instagram and Facebook.

2021 Events

10/7 – EXPLORING RELATIONSHIPS AFTER TRAUMA

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM | Zoom
This workshop will explore how trauma can impact relationships in our lives (romantic, intimate, partnership, friendship, familial, professional etc.). This is for those who have experienced interpersonal violence (i.e., sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking). Secondary survivors are also welcome.

Email karen.eichel@colostate.edu with “Exploring Relationships Workshop” in the subject line for questions or to receive the Zoom information.

10/12 – RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE RESOURCE FAIR

10 AM – 2 PM | LSC Plaza
Check out this resource fair to learn more about our center, relationship violence, healthy relationships, and for the opportunity to win some prizes! Come by as you’re able. 

10/14 – MASC 4 MASC: MASCULINITY & RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE IN QUEER RELATIONSHIPS

5:30 PM – 7 PM | LSC 328/330 | RSVP Here
Conversations about relationship violence have typically centered heteronormative relationships and skipped everyone else. Join Pedro from Pride and Ricky from WGAC for an engaging conversation about the ways traditional masculinity and relationship violence show up in queer relationships. Space for this event is limited. Vouchers to Sweet Sinsations Coffee will be given to the first 10 participants to arrive. Open to people of all genders.

Co-hosted by the Pride Resource Center

10/21 – EXPLORING OUR VIEW OF RELATIONSHIPS

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM | Zoom
This workshop will explore our view of relationships and what we want from them. This is for those who have experienced interpersonal violence (i.e., sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking). Secondary survivors are also welcome.

Email karen.eichel@colostate.edu with “Exploring Relationships Workshop” in the subject line for questions or to receive the Zoom information.

10/21 – SURVIVOR SPEAKERS BUREAU ORIENTATION

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | On-campus location provided upon RSVP
One important part of healing and activism for many survivors of interpersonal violence is to tell their stories to others. Primary and secondary survivors complete a 3-hour orientation, and then speak for classes, programs, and conferences arranged through WGAC. Dinner is provided. 

Please email wgac@colostate.edu if interested. 

10/26 – SURVIVOR STORY PROJECT DEADLINE

11:59 PM | Click here for more information and to submit your story!
Many victims and survivors feel that sharing their story, even just portions of their story, is empowering and a key part of their healing and activism. This month we’re creating a virtual platform for survivors of relationship violence to share their stories in a digital format. We’re currently accepting story submissions now through October 26th at 11:59 pm. Whether or not you choose to share, we believe you.

10/27 – RELATIONSHIP TRICK-OR-TREAT

9 AM – 5 PM (Drop in any time to get started!) | LSC WGAC (LSC 234)
Join Ricky for a cross campus “trick-or-treat” scavenger hunt style adventure exploring masculinity and healthy relationships. Students can compete solo or in teams of two to win prizes. This event is intended for CSU students who identify as men or masc. 

10/28 – TRIVIA AND PIZZA NIGHT

6 PM – 7:30 PM | Click here for more information and to RSVP!

Do you want to play trivia? Join the Red Whistle Brigade for a night of pizza and trivia! This trivia will be focused around different types of relationships and what healthy and unhealthy dynamics look like. Previous knowledge is not needed for this event. 

Make a team and pick a team name! Teams can be from 1 – 5 people. You will compete against other teams to win shirts, mugs, and a Cam the Ram plush! All team members need to sign up for this event individually.  

The on-campus location will be released upon RSVP. Contact redwhistlebrigade@gmail.com for any questions.

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