October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), a month-long commemoration every year highlighting domestic violence.
In acknowledgement of DVAM, UA Little Rock has increased programming to bring awareness to resources on campus that prevent and respond to domestic and dating violence.
There will be a resource table stationed in the Donaghey Student Center Foyer from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 3, and from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 11. The UA Little Rock Title IX director, Emily Bell, will be available to talk about Title IX and other campus resources that help protect against domestic violence.
Bell will host “Title IX Talks: Title IX at UA Little Rock” on Oct. 4, at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. She will provide general information about Title IX and answer any questions about the university’s Title IX policies and procedures.
She will host another online conversation entitled “Title IX Talks: Title IX Reporting and Training” on Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. She will discuss how to report Title IX policy violations, along with the importance of campus-wide training in Safe Colleges.
The resource table will be stationed in the Reynolds Business Building Atrium from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 13. It will also be stationed at the table under the stairs in the Bowen Law School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 17, and in the EIT Lobby from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 18.
People will get the chance to meet the director on Oct. 19, from 2-3 p.m. in the Multicultural Center on the second floor of Ottenheimer Library. In “Title IX Talks: Meet the Director of Title IX at the MCC,” she will discuss navigating the Title IX process and answer questions about Title IX at UA Little Rock.
On Oct. 20, students and faculty can wear purple to honor the victims of domestic violence. People can also get domestic violence and Title IX resources from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Donaghey Student Center Solicitation Area.
The film Escalation, which tells the story of an abusive relationship, will show Oct. 20, from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Donaghey Student Center Meeting Room D. This will be the last event of the month recognizing DVAM.
UA Little Rock Campus Living is acknowledging DVAM as well by gathering personal care and hygiene products to share with domestic violence shelters and the Trojan Food Pantry. Items needed include bar soap, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, body wash, ethnic hair and skin products, shaving cream, razors, makeup remover wipes, facial cleanser, toothpaste, toothbrushes, kids bath products, mouth wash, feminine hygiene products, washcloths, individually-wrapped snacks, water flavor and hydration packets, and first aid supplies.
Campus Living has also made an Amazon wishlist for the project. The products will be shipped directly to Campus Living.