October is Relationship Violence Awareness Month (RVAM). Attached to this post is a copy of the 2019 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.
- Understanding Trauma for Students Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: A Faculty and Staff Workshop presented by TurnAround Inc on Tuesday, October 8th from 9:30-11am in the Women’s Center. RSVP is required through the Women’s Center’s myUMBC page.
- Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence: Cultivating a Survivor-Responsive Campus Workshop for students on Thursday, October 17th from 5:30-7pm. Students can RSVP here.
- The month will conclude with The Clothesline Project Display will be Monday, October 28th from 11am-4pm on Commons Main Street.
The We Believe You discussion group for survivors meets weekly in the Women's Center on Wednesdays from 4-5pm. For more information about We Believe You, visit their myUMBC page.
All other events can be viewed by downloading the RVAM calendar or through the RVAM tag via myUMBC.
What's Your Green Dot? Learn more through Green Dot Overview Training
Green Dot is built on the premise that in order to measurably reduce the perpetration of power-based personal violence, including sexual violence, partner violence, or stalking, a cultural shift is necessary. In order to create a cultural shift, a critical mass of people will need to engage in a new behavior or set of behaviors that will make violence less sustainable within any given community. The “new behavior” is a green dot. This extremely interactive session is great for you to:
- Understand the impact of power-based personal violence on campus and in various communities
- Learn how to identify power-based personal violence and respond within the bounds of your strengths and limitations
- Practice newly developed skills to be prepared for enacting this in your daily life
Contact Davonya Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to set up additional training opportunities.
If you or someone you know is experiencing relationship violence or power-based 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