October is Relationship Violence Awareness Month (RVAM), and UNC’s schedule of powerful events is in full swing, including The Carolina Men Care Campaign, which begins today October 9th and continues through October 16th. The Carolina Men Care Campaign focuses on male-identified allies and partners of those who have experienced or are experiencing relationship violence. In addition to hosting events as a part of RVAM, the Carolina Men Care Campaign will be tabling in the Pit all week to provide resources and information on ways male-identified folks can prevent relationship violence and be allies for survivors.
You can learn more about relationship violence by attending campus events, or encourage a friend who you know has been affected by relationship violence to seek help and support by attending one of the month’s events.
RVAM Event Schedule
October 1st-31st Durham Women’s Shelter Drive
October 1st-31st Healthy Relationships Campus and Media Campaign
October 15th-31st The Courage Project
October 9th at 5PM Partners of Survivors Workshop
October 10th at 5:30PM Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes film screening
October 11th at 7:00pm Healthy Relationships: How Parents Can Talk to Kids (In Spanish)
October 12th Chapel Hill Underground Party
October 13th at 5:00pm Domestic Violence Awareness 5k
October 13th Poetry Slam
October 15th at 6:30PM Men Against Relationship Violence: What it Means to be a Male Ally
October 16th at 7PM Dr. Jackson Katz
October 17th at 6:30pm The Art of Healing
October 23rd at 4:30pm Legitimate Rape? Current Scholarship and the Debate over Consent and Choice
October 23rd at 6PM Communicating with Children about Relationship Violence workshop
October 26th at 7PM Halloween Fun Run
October 28th Domestic Violence Walk
October 30th at 5:30PM The Naked Truth: How Media Shapes Us
October 30th at 7:00pm Film Screening: “Sisters in Law”
To learn more about what organizations and campuses around the country are going for RVAM, check out the No More Campaign and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence for other national and international public awareness and advocacy campaigns and safe.unc.edu for resources for those who have experienced relationship violence.