Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner abuse, is best understood as a pattern of abusive behaviors–including physical, sexual, and psychological abuse as well as economic coercion–used by one intimate partner against another to gain, maintain, or regain power and control in the relationship. Abusers use of a range of tactics to frighten, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, and or injure a current or former intimate partner. Domestic violence can happen to anyone, regardless of sex, age, race, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.
2014 Events for DV awareness month:
- October 7 and 8th, 10:00am - 6:00pm, UMC 235-Breaking Silence: An interactive exhibit hosted by the CU Gender Justice League and CU Women and Gender Studies. The exhibit, Stories of Survival, seeks to spread the awareness and understanding into Intrapersonal Violence.
- October 20th, 3-5pm, UMC 415/417-In her shoes: Join the Women's Resource Center in partnership with SPAN for the "In Her Shoes" module, you'll move, do, think, and experience the lives of battered women. Followed by a discussion on domestic violence, what it looks like in the Boulder community, for college students, and what you can do to make a change! The Office of Victim Assistance, Student Outreach & Retention Center for Equity, and Cultural Unity and Engagement Center is sponsoring this event.
- October 22nd, 5:00 PM, UMC Art Gallery-Striving Towards Gender Justice: Intimate Partner Violence Then and Now: A forum co-sponsored by SPAN and CU Women’s Gender Studies, a panel of esteemed scholars, researchers, community activists and SPAN staff will engage in a conversation on intimate partner violence, changes that have taken place (or not) in the last 35 years.
- October 27th-29th, Norlin Quad-Clothesline Project-Sigma Psi Zeta, with co-sponsors Cultural Unity and Engagement Center and Residence Hall Association- t-shirts will be hung with testimonials around violence. If you want to help create t-shirts go to UMC 457 at 6pm on October 15th, all people invited.
- October 29th at 7pm, UMC Terrace-Sigma Psi Zeta is hosting its annual Take Back the Night event that promotes awareness of violence against women. This includes, but is not by any means, limited to the following: rape, incest, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, the trafficking of women and children, the abuse of migrant workers, intimidation at work, child abuse, harassment, and spousal abuse.
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