Stalking Awareness Month - January
Sexual Assault Awareness Month & National Victim's Awareness Week - April
Domestic Violence Awareness Month - October
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We have several related events coming up here at ECU.
Throughout the month, we will have special posters and flyers posted around campus and on various days CIRCAW and its partners will have information, resource, and awareness tabling located in buildings.
The big event, though, is on October 16th. We are having a multi-faceted program that entire day and an evening event as well.
The program includes:
The Silent Witness exhibit -- first floor, University Center.
Imagine 200 murder victims in a room, each one telling their story. Imagine that each one died violently at the hand of someone who was supposed to love them. That is the story told by The Silent Witness, an exhibit on display from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit contains 200 life-sized red silhouettes representing a man, woman or child that died at the hands of their abuser. Each individual's story is written on the front of the silhouette - a story told too late to rescue these victims, but not too late to help others in Oklahoma.
Also in the University Center that day, there will be poster presentations by ECU Nursing Students as a part of their service learning, tabling by CIRCAW, Chickasaw Nation Domestic Violence Prevention Office, and Family Crisis Center. If you have a group or organization that would like to participate, please contact us by Friday, October 5th.
Anthony Porter, founder of A Call To Men, will speak at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm in the ECU Ballroom. The 7:00 program will be geared more toward ECU's Athletic Department and Athletes, providing them a specific opportunity to attend the program around their busy class and practice schedules, but everyone is welcome at both 2:00 and 7:00. Brought to you by CIRCAW, ECU Athletics Department/NCAA, and CALCASA, this is an opportunity to hear and see one of the top speakers in the nation on the subject of domestic violence and prevention. A gifted public speaker, Tony Porter is an educator and activist working in the social justice arena for over twenty years. He is internationally recognized for his effort to end men's violence against women. Tony is the original visionary and co-founder behind ACT Men Consultants and A Call To Men: National Association of Men and Women Committed to Ending Violence Against Women, and has provided numerous programs to University campuses in the U.S.
This project was supported by Grant No, 2004-WA-AX-0027 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinion, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.