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October - Dating/Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is recognized as national Domestic Violence Awareness Month and was conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. At CSUSM, we are observing the month with a variety of events and activities to educate the campus community about unhealthy relationships, celebrate those who have survived an abusive relationship, connect students/faculty/staff to resources and a call to action to empower individuals to be an active bystander or "upstander" by saying or doing something if they see something and be part of the equation to end all sexual violence.

Learn more about the issues by attending one or more of these upcoming events. You can also RSVP for some events here: http://www.csusm.edu/hope/programevents/calendar.html

Oct. 18, 6-8 p.m.: Breaking the Silence Vigil
Breaking Silence Speak Out & Vigil against Dating and Domestic Violence. Be Part of the Equal to end the silence around intimate partner violence, speak UP and speak OUT! Join us for survivor testmonies, poetry and creating a space for social change. We will conclude the evening with a candlelight vigil in honor of those harmed and/or murdered due to dating and domestic violence.

Oct. 19 - All Day - #PurplewithaPurpose
Wear purple on Thursday to show support for survivors of dating/domestic violence. There will also be an opportunity for pledge signing and photobooth from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the USU Arcade. Stop by and show your support!

Oct. 24 - 6 to 8 p.m.: Be Part of the Equation Panel
Be Part of the Equation Panel  Join us to hear about alumnaes from various employment backgrounds who are working in social justice to end oppression. Join us to learn about each of their paths that lead them to be paid to work towards ending gender-based violence.

Oct. 26 - 2 to 4 p.m.: Healthy Relationships 101
What does a healthy relationship look like? Am I in one? Join us for a discussion about aspects of healthy & unhealthy relationship and dating violence with counselors from Student Health and Counseling Services..