Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Join us this October in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), as we continue working toward ending dating and domestic violence. These conversations are imperative to creating and supporting a healthier and safer community for our students, and ourselves. In fact, more than half of people who have been physically abused, sexually abused, or stalked by a dating partner, first experienced abuse between the ages of 11 and 24.

What are "Relatable Relationships"? It's series of events where we explore a range of relationship experiences of members of the campus community with a particular focus on the unique needs and experiences of groups and individuals who are often left out of mainstream conversation about healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships. The WRC’s Relatable Relationships week was created based on feedback from students to support critical conversations, explore resources, and work to support a safe and supportive campus for everyone. We all have a role in creating safer and healthier communities. Join us in activities and events throughout the month to become involved in eliminating violence and abuse in our relationships, our homes and in our community! 


Throughout October 2021, we'll be celebrating various aspects of healthy relationships while developing strategies for more inclusive forms of violence prevention and survivor support. Stay tuned into our social media for updates on lectures, workshops, panels and more! Check out scheduled events below and visit for more info!


Can't Stop - Won't Stop: My Truth | Noon-1:00 PM | Women's Resources Center
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Navigating Resources and Supporting Survivors | Noon-1:00 PM | Asian American Cultural Center


Solidary and Feminism: Histories Threaded Through Race and Empire
Noon - 1:00 PM | Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program Register:


I Heart Healthy Relationships Workshop | Noon-1:00 PM | Women's Resources Center & LGBTRC

META: Toxic Masculinity? Machismo in the Latinx Community 6:00 - 7:00 PM | La Casa Cultural Latina


DVAM Keynote Lecture with Wanda Swan, Start by Talking LLC 6:00 - 7:00 PM | hosted on Zoom, Wanda Swan | Register:


Ancestors in the Making: Finding Balance & Restoration in Community Trauma Work
Noon-1:00 PM | Women's Resources Center
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Anti-Violence Means Anti-Oppression | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | University YMCA, DiversityEd, & WRC

SPONSORS: Paid for by the Student Cultural Programming Fee and coordinated with support from the following units and organizations at Illinois: Asian American Cultural Center, Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, Diversity and Social Justice Education, Illini Union, La Casa Cultural Latina, LGBT Resource Center, Native American House, OIIR-International Education, RACES, University YMCA, Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program, and the Women's Law Society


View the Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2021 Calendar :

For an accessible PDF version of the calendar, click here.

For more information or to get involved in Domestic Violence Awareness Month events, contact