Join the Global Center for Women and Justice (GCWJ) on Oct. 14 and 28 in Heath 109 for the 2013 Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) events.
As part of DVAM, the GCWJ will partner with Vanguard University students to host two events educating individuals on dating violence and pornography in relation to domestic violence. “We’ll connect the dots between dating violence and sexual exploitation and then sex trafficking,” GCWJ Director Sandie Morgan said.
On Oct. 14, Morgan will inform attendees about what dating violence is and how to engage in the issue to prevent it. “Knowledge is the way you begin to address fighting something,” she said. As an academic institution, the GCWJ focuses on increasing people’s understanding of the issues so they can be “a voice to make a difference,” she added.
At the start of White Ribbon Week, Oct. 27 – Nov. 2, the GCWJ will hold a White Ribbon Against Pornography (WRAP) event featuring Vanguard University President Michael J. Beals as the special speaker. “When we begin to fight pornography, we’re fighting one of the root causes of violence against families, against women, against children and against intimate partner relationships,” Director Morgan said. Attendees will be informed of the mental, physical and spiritual effects of pornography.
During both events, ribbons will be handed out to attendees to wear as little reminders of the issues. Purple is the ribbon color for domestic violence and white is the ribbon color against pornography.
To learn more about the GCWJ, click here.