October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) or Relationship Violence Awareness Month (RVAM). FVPC is partnering with the Carolina Women’s Center (CWC), Project Dinah, UNC Counseling and Wellness (CWS), and Men@Carolina to host events all month long that bring awareness to the issue of relationship violence.
Please come out to as many events as you can and bring friends!
RVAM Kick Off Event: Monday-Thursday Oct. 3-5
10 am – 1pm, Polk Place
Come out to Polk Place to find out more information about healthy relationships and the various RVAM events. Groups in attendance include, FVPC, CWC, Project Dinah, Men@Carolina, and the UNC LGBTQ Center.
Sin By Silence movie screening
Wed. Oct 5 – Noon, Graham Memorial 039
CWC is sponsoring a Brown Bag Film Screening of Sin By Silence, a documentary following the creation of Convicted Women Against Abuse (CWAA).
Telling Amy’s Story
Monday, Oct. 10, 3pm Graham Memorial 039
CWC and Verizon are partnering to bring Telling Amy’s Story to campus. The film follows the time line of a domestic violence homicide. It follows the family, friends, and court officials perspectives of what happened to Amy in the time before her death. There will be a discussion following the film.
Wednesday Oct. 12, 7-9pm, The Pit
Project Dinah and Men@Carolina are hosting the annual Speak Out! event. Members of the group will read anonymous survivor stories that have been posted on the Speak Out Blog. There will also be a key note speaker, and open mic portion when audience members will be allowed to share their own stories. It is a powerful night of empowerment, an effort to break the silence around relationship violence.
Lecture: Keohane Distinguished Visiting Professor
Tuesday October 25 7pm University Room, Hyde Hall
Professor Elaine Lawless, is visiting UNC-Duke for the 2011-2012 academic year as a Keohane Distinguished Visiting Professor. She will be giving a public lecture on her research on violence against women.
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 3pm Graham Memorial 039
CWC will be sponsoring a screening of Sisters in Law, a film following two women in a small town in Cameroon who are fighting for convictions in domestic violence cases. The documentary is both fascinating and at times humorous as the audience follows State Prosecutor, Vera Ngassa, and Court President, Beatrice Ntuba and their fight for justice.
Thursday, Oct. 27, 6:30 pm Reception, 7pm Screening, Varsity Theater
Sponsored by FVPC, LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival,that shows award-winning short films for and about women. The year there will be nine films shown. Proceeds will benefit FVPC and the Breast Cancer Fund. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for everyone else and $7 for students & $12 for general public at the door.
Mark your calendars and come to as many of these fabulous events as possible!