October is Relationship Violence Awareness Month (RVAM). Attached to this post is a copy of the 2018 RVAM event flyer. Please download for the full list of events.
- Clothesline Project t-shirt making is available all of October in the Women's Center. For more details on the Clothesline Project, visit the Women's Center myUMBC page.
- The Clothesline Project Display will be Wednesday, October 3rd from 10am-4pm on Commons Main Street.
- Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence: Cultivating a Survivor-Responsive Campus Workshop for students on Thursday, October 4th from 4-5:30 PM in the Women's Center. Students can RSVP here. A faculty and staff version of the same workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 30th from 10-11:30 AM in the Women's Center. RSVP here
- Responsible Employee and/or Campus Security Authority Reporting Training on Wednesday, October 17th from 1-2 PM in Commons 331.
- Just Ask! on Wednesday, October 17th from 4:30-6:30 PM in Commons (Skylight Room).
- Art as Feeling, Art as Knowledge: A Conversation In recognition of RVAM and an introduction to CSJ: Ignite on Wednesday, October 17th from 6:30-8:30pm in the Fine Arts Recital Hall
- Green Dot Training for Faculty and Staff on Friday, October 19th from 1-4pm. RSVP no later than October 12th. Contact Jacki Stone for details.
The We Believe You discussion group for survivors meets weekly in the Women's Center on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30pm. For more information about We Believe You, visit their myUMBC page.
Critical Social Justice: Ignite is October 22-26th. We're excited that our keynote speaker, Deanna Zandt, has adapted her keynote address to spend time focusing on the current concerns and activism related to sexual violence on our campus. Deanna is a voice in the #MeToo movement. When her story was publicly aired on This American Life’s “Five Women” episode, Deanna and her complex story became another face of #MeToo. She has since spoken out about the #MeToo movement’s initiative to both bring sexual assault perpetrators to justice and to empower survivors to tell their stories and/or heal.
We are also excited to offer an introductory plenary with alumnae Yoo-Jin Kang, INDS ‘15 and Susie Hinz, GWST ‘14 on the topic of survivor activism and critical social justice prior to Deanna's keynote.
Click here for more details about this event.
If you or someone you know is experiencing relationship violence and would like to seek support, there are many campus resources available to you.
- For confidential reporting: UMBC’s Counseling Center, 410-455-2472
- For quasi-confidential reporting: The Women’s Center, 410-455-2714
- UMBC’s Title IX Coordinator, 410-455-1606