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All events are disability-friendly! If you need accessibility for a disability, please contact Maya Burtin, Violence Prevention Coordinator (mburtin@umkc.edu, 816.235.5560).

AUGUST

LGBTQIA Week of Welcome Ice Cream Social. Thurs, Aug. 22, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., University Walkway, 51st and Holmes St. Stop by for some free ice cream and slushies and engage with members of the UMKC and Kansas City LGBTQIA community. Sponsored by LGBTQIA Programs and Services.

SEPTEMBER

Snacks and Self-Care. Stop by the Violence Prevention and Response Program table to grab some healthy snacks and tips on how to have a successful start to your semester. Co-sponsored by UMKC Counseling Services.

Mon, Sept. 9, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Miller Nichols Learning Center Lobby, 800 E. 51st St, 1st Floor

Wed, Sept. 11, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Health Sciences Building, 2464 Charlotte St, 1st Floor.

Tues, Sept. 17, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Student Union, 5100 Cherry St, 2nd Floor.

Thurs, Sept. 19, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Health Sciences Building, 2464 Charlotte St, 1st Floor.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. Thurs, Sept. 19. Pre-march event will begin at 5:30p.m., March begins at 6:00p.m. University Playhouse, 800 E. 51st St. The rain location is Pierson Auditorium, 5000 Holmes St. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is a “playful opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes, effects and remediation to sexualized violence.” Men are asked to walk a mile in heels to better understand what women encounter in their lives. Participants talk about violence and how it affects women during the program. Co-sponsored with UMKC Women’s Center.

Cookies, Cupcakes, and Consent. Wed, Sept. 25, 11:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Student Union, 5100 Cherry St, Room 419. Come enjoy cookies, cupcakes, and drinks while having a presentation and open discussion on consent, what consent looks like, and why it’s important.

OCTOBER

 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Information Table. Wed, Oct. 9, 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m., Atterbury Student Success Center, 5000 Holmes St. Stop by our table to learn about the history of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Raise your hand to take a stand by tracing your hand to show your support for ending violence against women. The hands will be used on display boards to exhibit that UMKC stands with victims of domestic violence. Co-sponsored by UMKC Counseling Services.

 I’m Anti- Violence Campaign. Mon, Oct. 14, 11:00 a.m.-1:00p.m., Miller Nichols Learning Center Lobby, 800 E. 51st St. This program is a photo campaign to show support for ending violence against LGBTQ+ individuals and coincides with LGBT History Month. Individuals on campus will be asked to take a stand against violence. This is displayed by taking a picture of the individual with a white board that states, “I’m Anti Violence and pro…” Each individual writes what they are pro. Photos will then be used on social media sites and on display boards to demonstrate that UMKC is anti-violence. Co-sponsored by LGBTQIA Programs and Services.

 Empty Chair Campaign during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Mon, Oct. 14 – Fri, Nov. 1, Miller Nichols Library, 800 E. 51st St.; Atterbury Student Success Center, 5000 Holmes St.; Oak Residence Hall, 5051 Oak St.; Administrative Center, 5115 Oak St.; Student Union, 5100 Cherry St. When students are affected by violence, it’s hard to make it to class. Check out the empty chairs in the above locations to see why students are off campus today and what steps you can take to end the violence.

 Red Flag Day. Tues, Oct. 22, 11:00 a.m.-5:00p.m., Information table from 11:00am-1:00p.m., The Quad, 52nd and Rockhill Rd. Stop by our table and learn what red flags in abusive relationships look like. Then, create a red flag to stick in the grass on the quad so others also learn to recognize red flags in abusive relationships.

 White Ribbon Day during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Wed, Oct. 30, 11:00 a.m.-1:00p.m., Royal Hall – First Floor Lobby, 800 E. 52nd St. Stop by our table to sign a large white ribbon to show solidarity with victims of violence against women and to show public support for ending violence against women.Then spread the word on social media by using #umkcwhiteribbon. Co-sponsored by UMKC Counseling Services.

 Cookies, Cupcakes, and Consent. Enjoy a presentation and open discussion on consent, what consent looks like, and why it’s important. This presentation is available upon request with a minimum requirement of 10 participants and a maximum requirement of 30 participants. Please contact Maya Burtin, Violence Prevention Coordinator, at mburtin@umkc.edu to request a presentation.

NOVEMBER

 The Clothesline Project. Mon, Nov. 4 – Fri, Nov. 15, Rockhill Parking Garage Walkway, 52nd and Rockhill Rd. This visual display bears witness to domestic and sexual violence. Stop by the information table to decorate a shirt and share your feelings and thoughts on how violence against women has affected your loved ones. Co-sponsored with UMKC Women’s Center.

Information tables Tues, Nov. 5 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and Thurs, Nov. 14 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., The Quad, 52nd and Rockhill Rd.

 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence (November 25 – December 10)International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Mon, Nov. 25. The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women aims to create awareness of the fact that violence against women is a human rights violation that impedes progress in many areas. Members of the UMKC community are asked to wear orange on this day to stand in solidarity with those who have been impacted by this issue. The color orange symbolizes a brighter future and a world free from violence against women and girls. Co-sponsored with UMKC Women’s Center.

 Cookies, Cupcakes, and Consent. Enjoy a presentation and open discussion on consent, what consent looks like, and why it’s important. This presentation is available upon request with a minimum requirement of 10 participants and a maximum requirement of 30 participants. Please contact Maya Burtin, Violence Prevention Coordinator, at mburtin@umkc.edu to request a presentation.

DECEMBER

International Human Rights Day. Tues, Dec. 10. Human Rights Day is a United Nations campaign that calls for people to know and advocate for their rights, including the right to live, to health, education, freedom of speech and thoughts, and equal rights. Like the UMKC Violence Prevention & Response program on Facebook to see and share our daily updates during International Human Rights Day. https://www.facebook.com/umkcvpr. Co-sponsored with UMKC Women’s Center.

Cookies, Cupcakes, and Consent. Enjoy a presentation and open discussion on consent, what consent looks like, and why it’s important. This presentation is available upon request with a minimum requirement of 10 participants and a maximum requirement of 30 participants. Please contact Maya Burtin, Violence Prevention Coordinator, at mburtin@umkc.edu to request a presentation.