Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is national Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). It is a month devoted to raising awareness of the societal issue of domestic violence (including dating, intimate partner, and relationship violence). We take this time to honor survivors of domestic violence and inspire people to take action to end domestic violence. 

Purple ribbon on purple gradient background

#DVAM Zoom Background

Show your support for Domestic Violence Awareness Month by displaying our #DVAM Zoom background for all your virtual meetings during October! 

Prefer not to have your video on during Zoom meetings? You can also change your profile picture to our #DVAM Zoom profile image!

Participate in DVAM Events!

Be part of the solution by participating in DVAM events at Western throughout the month of October. Check back often for a list of upcoming events for 2021, and follow the @BeWellWWU account on Instagram for updates.

Purple Tuesdays

Every Tuesday in October is Purple Tuesday! Wear purple to show your support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Post your photo on Instagram and tag us @BeWellWWU!

Love Lab: Consent 102

OCT 18 | 5:30 - 7 PM Academic West 305

Join Liz Stuart, Sexual Violence Prevention Outreach Specialist, and the Wellness Advocates in Academic West 305 for a student-led conversation about the ins and outs of consent, pleasure, and safety in your sex life!! You deserve to express yourself and feel good in your body, whether you have never had sex, are curious about sex or making out, are currently sexually active, or do not want to have sex at all.

Wellness Wednesday: We Are Resilient

OCT 20 | 3 - 4 PM Miller Hall Collab Space

Join Deidre Evans, Survivor Advocacy Services Coordinator, and Nikki Cassidy, Licensed Psychologist, in the Miller Hall Collab Space to learn about the impact of trauma and practice healing strategies in a supportive space. This event is for students who have experienced violence and/or harm.

Clothesline Project

OCT 21 | 11 AM - 2 PM Below the Library Skybridge

Join us outside below the Library Skybridge for a visual display of personal testimonies by survivors of domestic violence and those who honor and support them. Bear witness and participate in this safe space to share stories and experiences.

Love Lab: Sexual Behaviors and Experiences at Western

OCT 27 | 4:30 - 6 PM Academic West 305

In this workshop, we will review and discuss data from the SBI (Sexual Bureau of Investigation), a survey that offers a snapshot of the experiences of nearly 1,000 WWU students.  How are students experiencing safety, pleasure, and sexual health at WWU?  How many students are engaging in different sexual activities, and what do they say they want and need out of their sexual lives?  Let’s dive into some juicy conversations together! Workshop held in Academic West 305.

Outdoor Wellness Break

OCT 29 | 12 - 1 PM Meet at the Old Main Rose Garden

Join Deidre Evans and Nikki Cassidy for a peaceful walk through the arboretum to learn ways of reconnecting with yourself and the world around you. We'll start at the rose garden outside Old Main.