Donate Denim to Raise Awareness

2013-Demin-Day-DriveComing up in the month of February, the Violence Prevention and Response Project is sponsoring a Denim Drive. The Denim Drive is co-sponsored by MOCSA and the Office of Student Involvement. This event is part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month which officially takes place in April. Drop off denim in the red donation bins at the Women’s Center, 105 Haag Hall, and at the Office of Student Involvement, 320 Student Union.

Donate gently used denim that will become the canvas for artwork for others to witness during the Denim Day display in April. All donated denim will be decorated at our Make a Statement with Denim event on Tuesday, April 4. Jeans will be designed to make a statement against sexual assault, and will be used in the Denim Day 2013 display April 15-24.

 

For more information on this or other Women’s Center and Violence Prevention and Response Project events, please visit our websites. You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Stalking: Know it. Name it. Stop it.

According to the National Center for Victims of Crime, stalking is a “dangerous crime affecting 6.6 millon adults in the United States” each year. In 2004, the Stalking Resource Center, National Center for Victims of Crime, and the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, launched National Stalking Awareness Month. Every year the campaign grows.

2013 SAM Flyer

On Monday, January 28th, the Violence Prevention and Response Project is sponsoring an information table from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on the first floor of Royall Hall. We will provide information about stalking and what to do if you or a friend is being stalked.

For more information on this event, or other Violence Prevention and Response Project events, visit our website.

Women’s Center Welcomes Students with Warm Up Event

Welcome back everyone. It is the start of a new semester and what better way to start your day then to Warm Up with the Women’s Center. Stop by for free coffee, hot chocolate and breakfast pastries. Come to the Women’s Center – 105 Haag Hall – from 9-11 AM on Tuesday, January 22nd. Grab some breakfast and see why the women’s center is great place to hang out and study for exams, meet friends, and make a difference.

For more information on our coming events, visit our website. And don’t forget to find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Wishing Everyone a Great Holiday, and a Look at Next Week

The Women’s Center will close today at 5:00 PM, and will remain closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. We’re back Monday at 8:00 AM, and we have a busy week ahead of us! Sunday is the official start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, and Monday we’re restarting the Clothesline Project to highlight this.

Then Tuesday it’s our  fundraising shopping party at STUFF, a benefit for the Her Art Project.

We hope everyone has a good holiday, and we look forward to seeing you next week!