Domestic Violence Awareness Month (Oct.)

YOU can get involved to help spread awareness and create a safe community for us all.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

It evolved from the "Day of Unity" held in October, 1981. It was conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. In 1989, Congress passes Public Law 101-112 designating Domestic Violence Awareness Month.   

October at SMC

Throughout the month, The CARE Center (Campus Assault Response and Education), along with support from other campus departments, hosts various events and programs during the month. Look for the Clothesline Project, library display, and purple ribbons around campus! 

Why Purple?

The color was chosen to be a symbol of peace, courage, survival, honor and dedication to ending violence. 

Get Involved!

Help us raise awareness, educate others, encourage healthy and respecful relationships, and show support in solidarity for those impacted by IPV. Come by the office and make a t shirt for the clothesline project; pick up a purple ribbon to wear proudly, post on social media, host a tabling event to pass out information...just DO SOMETHING!  Domestic violence thrives when we are silent. We must take a stand to end it.

Have an idea? Want to help?

Please contact Megan at mag7@stmarys-ca.edu or 925-631-4193.

You can also ask any SCAAR member for more information!