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RCC Observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

RCC Observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Events at RCC

Events include Silent Walk, film, interactive skit, one-man show, T-shirt display, and more

 

RAMAPO, N.Y. – Rockland Community College observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October with a series of thought-provoking events bringing attention to the scourge of domestic violence and heightening awareness about its devastating impacts. The events are presented by RCC's Committee Against Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence (CASARV) and are free and open to the public.

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. “With statistics like this one, it becomes imperative that we work to raise awareness around domestic violence prevention,” said Kathy Carroll, Professor/Counselor, Student Development Center, and CASARV co-chair with Inez Rivera. “The activities scheduled for October are designed to do just that and will focus on topics such as bystander intervention, consent and cultural implications relative to domestic violence.”

 

October 1-5

The Clothesline Project
Technology Center, Second Floor Rotunda
A visual display of T-shirts and messages of survivors of domestic violence.

 

October 1-5

Silent Witness
Library, First Floor
Features the stories of Rockland County residents who died as a result of domestic violence.

 

October 4

The Script
2:30 pm, Cultural Arts Theater
An award-winning one-man show that examines “rape culture” and invites the audience to reflect on the language, media and attitudes that create an environment where violence against women and men is acceptable and normal. For more information about The Script, contact titleix@sunyrockland.edu.

 

October 11

Domestic Violence: Cultural Considerations
1:30 – 3 pm, Technology Center, Ellipse
A panel discussion examining the intersection of domestic violence and cultural identities.

 

October 15

Private Violence: Shattering the Myths
4 – 6 pm, Technology Center, Ellipse
Film shatters myths surrounding domestic violence and intimately reveals the stories of two women who go from victims to survivors and advocates. Discussion to follow film.

 

October 17

Dating & Technology
9 am, 10 am, 11 am, noon, 1 pm
Student Union, Room 3214
An in-depth look at how new technology, such as dating apps, has impacted students

 

October 25

Walk With Me
Noon, Student Union, Room 3214 (start)
A silent walk to raise awareness and take a stand against domestic violence

 

October 30

Community Voices Matter
9:30 am, 11 am, Student Union, Room 3214
An interactive skit demonstrating how our community voices matter in the fight against domestic violence

CASARV will have outreach tables with information and give-aways on October 11, 17 and 25 in the second-floor lobby of RCC's Student Union. For more information, contact Inez Rivera or Kathy Carroll at 845-574-4306 or go to Counseling/Crisis Intervention.

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