Continuing to Promote Awareness Even After Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By Maritza Gordillo

The Clothesline Project that took place on October 1 on the Quad.

The Clothesline Project that took place on October 1 on the Quad.

October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month and now that we are entering into November, I would like to give thanks to all of those who participated in our events and stood up against domestic violence! I would also like to thank all of those organizations on our campus and in the community that help promote awareness every day. Something I believe is important is prevention, and even though October was the month to promote awareness, this is an issue that should be promoted year- round. According to domesticviolencestatistics.org, 3 or more women are murdered every day in the U.S by their spouse or intimate partner. This is a terrifying statistic and it proves that we should keep working on preventing these incidents in our country and, of course, all

Our I CAN, WE CAN Day of Action featuring Shrink Art!

Our I CAN, WE CAN Day of Action featuring Shrink Art!

over the world. Working with the Violence Prevention & Response Project has only made me realize that wanting to become a social worker and work with domestic violence victims will be of great satisfaction because I will be changing the world one life, one child, and one family at a time.

For more information on other Violence Prevention and Response Project and Women’s Center events, please visit our website, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

WE CAN Stand Up to Violence!

By Maritza Gordillo

Examples of the shrink art hands made at the event.

Examples of the shrink art hands made at the event.

The I CAN, WE CAN Day of Action was a success! We had 55 people participate in making shrink art to stand up against violence during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In my personal experience, I was super excited for this type of art because it was something new to me. I loved to see the faces of the people excited to participate and donate their art to spread awareness about domestic violence. It was an awesome experience and I hope to see more people participate in fun and educating experience like this!

To see more photos from our I CAN, WE CAN Day of action, visit our Facebook page or Flickr!

To learn more about the I CAN, WE CAN Campaign, click here to visit the A Window Between Worlds website.