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October 4, 2018

CARE office hosts Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2018 events

Submitted by Shanese McGregor

The K-State Center for Advocacy, Response and Education, or CARE, will host several events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2018.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month, #DVAM, began as a Day of Unity in 1981 and has grown into a national month of awareness during the month of October. The first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed in 1987, more than 30 years ago. This month is a time to celebrate survivors, raise awareness, and connect to others involved in prevention and response.

The CARE office invites the K-State community to the following events to learn, have dialogue and help spread awareness about interpersonal violence:

  • "Wildcats Make A Pact" — 90-minute bystander intervention training from 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 15 and 2:30-4 p.m. Oct. 17 and Oct. 30. Register online.
  • "These Hands Don't Hurt" tabling event from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 10 on Waters Hall Quad and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 11 and 12 in the K-State Student Union.
  • "#Relationshipgoals" tabling event — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct 16 and Oct. 18 in the K-State Student Union.
  • "Why'd You Stay with Them?" Survivor Art Gallery, Oct. 22-26 in Kramer Dining Hall.
  • "Unmasking Domestic Violence" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 31 on Basco Student Plaza.

CARE advocates are available to meet with K-State students, faculty and staff members who have experienced sexual violence, dating or domestic violence, stalking, or sexual harassment. Advocates offer support and aid survivors in exploring their options.

For more information or to set up an appointment or to volunteer, call 785-532-6444 or email ksucare@k-state.edu.