Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). To increase awareness about domestic violence and its consequences, the University of Illinois’ Women’s Resources Center and Courage Connection, along with other participating campus and community organizations, will be hosting activities and events throughout the month of October.
Peace Jam! Music for a World Without Violence! on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 11:30am-2:00pm –
The event will feature live music, performances, art, and a resource fair aimed at speaking out against abuse within relationships and coming together as a community to support survivors and end domestic violence. The event is open to all ages and will be located at Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana.
Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence Online and On the Street, Keynote speaker, Julie DiCaro, will give a discussion-based presentation on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 7:00pm-9:00pm on campus in Gregory Hall 112
This event is free and open to the public. With a background in domestic violence law, Julie DiCaro is a public figure who speaks up when she sees gender-based violence perpetrated by professionals in her highly visible industry. By connecting with our campus and local community at this DVAM event, Ms. DiCaro will center the importance of individual and systematic efforts to disrupt the socialized behaviors that contribute to cycles of violence, and how we can collectively create a culture without abuse.
Candlelight Vigil, at the Alma Mater, corner of Green and Wright Streets in Urbana, on Thursday, October 26th, from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Come light a candle for victims and survivors, say a few words, and listen to our collective stories of struggle, survival, and solidarity in the face of domestic violence—as well as our work to end violence of all forms.
For a listing of all DVAM events go to http://go.illinois.edu/dvam.