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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month at FIT

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Through the month of October, the lights in the lobbies of the David Dubinsky Student Center, Business & Liberal Arts Center, and Marvin Feldman Center will shine purple—the symbolic hue of Domestic Violence Awareness—in support of the NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) 'Shine the Light on Domestic Violence' campaign.

FIT is proud to host Domestic Violence Awareness Month—highlights include a Conversation on Human Trafficking (on October 4th at 1pm), a Take Back the Night March (on October 16th at 5pm), Pledge Purple, and the #NOMORE photo campaign (on October 23rd at 12pm). A schedule of the entire week's events can be viewed in detail below.

On Tuesday, October 23rd, FIT will host Pledge Purple. Community organizations active in the effort to combat domestic and relationship violence will participate in this event on the Breezeway between noon and 2pm. Last year, representatives from the NYPD 10th Precinct Domestic Violence Unit, Crime Victims Treatment Center (CVTC), NYC Anti-violence Project, and Safe Horizon were present to answer questions and provide further information.

Each year, the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) selects a specific day in October, usually the third Thursday, to be designated as “Wear Purple Day,” in which all New Yorkers are asked to join the national effort to raise awareness by wearing purple. The 2018 “Wear Purple Day” is Thursday, October 18th.

Purple is the symbolic color for domestic violence awareness and, historically, the battered women’s movement.

We hope that you will join us by wearing purple often throughout the month of October but also specifically on Thursday, October 18th and Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018.

We look forward to your participation.

Brought to you by the FIT Security Advisory Committee, the Campus Anti-violence Education Group, the Department of Facilities, the Division of Enrollment Management & Student Success, the Department of Public Safety, Counseling Services, Information Technology, Health Services, Title IX Office, Aramark, and the FIT Sustainability Council.

 


Monday, October 1 Event Location
12 - 2pm Learn about Domestic Violence Awareness Month Programs at FIT
Members of the Campus Anti-Violence Education Group will be tabling in the Dubinsky Lobby from 12 - 2pm to allow students the opportunity to come by and decorate a free t-shirt for the Take Back the Night March. Students will also have an opportunity to learn more about the programs taking place throughout the month of October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. (FIT community only.)
Dubinsky Lobby
     
Thursday, October 4    
1 - 2pm A Conversation About Human Trafficking (part of Sustainability Awareness Week)

The Campus Anti-Violence Education Group hosts a session on human trafficking, a human rights issue that impacts a number of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals including Goal No.5: Gender Equality, and Goal No. 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth. Featured panelists will provide an overview of what is happening with forced labor, sex trafficking, and related issues and how they intersect with the industries related to FIT majors. Thanks to the student leaders from FIT’s student organization, UNICEF, for their assistance with this program. 

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
     
Tuesday, October 9    
12pm - 2pm

Campus Safety Day
This year’s Campus Safety Day event is being held during FIT’s Civility Week, taking place Monday, October 8 to Thursday, October 11 & Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We hope that by attending Campus Safety Day you will learn about the various ways you can keep yourself and your peers safe! Any small action of kindness could help a friend in need. For this event, the Dean of Students Office in collaboration with the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Department of Public Safety, Information Technology, Title IX, and Health Services will be discussing the ways in which we can be safe on and off campus. Local community agencies and FIT staff will be present at this event to provide students with information about the College’s shelter-in-place protocol, student conduct policy and process, cyber security, cyber civility, theft prevention, alcohol and other drug awareness, bystander intervention, Title IX policy and process, bias crime prevention, and available resources on campus such as counseling. (FIT community only.)

Breezeway
     
Thursday, October 11     
12pm - 2pm National Coming Out Day

Join the FIT community to watch the movie Love, Simon in celebration of National Coming Out Day. Members from FIT’s Campus Anti-violence Education Group will be tabling as well during the movie. We hope you can stop by to have some popcorn, pick up some information about National Coming Out Day, and watch the movie. (FIT community only.)

Dubinsky Dining Hall
     
Friday, October 12    
12pm - 2pm Learn about Domestic Violence Awareness Month Programs at FIT
Members of the Campus Anti-Violence Education Group will be tabling in the Dubinsky Lobby from 12 - 2pm to allow students the opportunity to come by and decorate a free t-shirt for the Take Back the Night March. Students will also have an opportunity to learn more about the programs taking place throughout the month of October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. (FIT community only.)
Dubinsky Lobby
     
Monday, October 15    
12pm - 2pm Learn about Domestic Violence Awareness Month Programs at FIT
Members of the Campus Anti-Violence Education Group will be tabling in the Dubinsky Lobby from 12 - 2pm to allow students the opportunity to come by and decorate a free t-shirt for the Take Back the Night March. Students will also have an opportunity to learn more about the programs taking place throughout the month of October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. (FIT community only.)
Dubinsky Lobby
     
Tuesday, October 16    
12pm - 2pm Learn about Domestic Violence Awareness Month Programs at FIT
Members of the Campus Anti-Violence Education Group will be tabling in the Dubinsky Lobby from 12 - 2pm to allow students the opportunity to come by and decorate a free t-shirt for the Take Back the Night March. Students will also have an opportunity to learn more about the programs taking place throughout the month of October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. (FIT community only.)
Dubinsky Lobby
5pm  Take Back the Night March

Join the FIT community as we ‘Take Back the Night’ beginning at 5pm (5:15pm march rain or shine!). This important event calls for raised awareness and education on issues of domestic, sexual, dating, and gender-based violence. On this night, community members march to honor and remember the experiences and recoveries of victims and survivors of violence. 

Starts in the Breezeway
     
Tuesday, October 23     
12 - 2pm Domestic Violence Community Fair & 'Pledge Purple' / 'No More' Photo Shoot 
Join the FIT community as we take a united stand against domestic violence and sexual assault. Resources and important information will be made available by members of local community agencies and organizations who provide services and assistance to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Stop by to take some information, take a picture for the FIT #NoMore Campaign via a photo booth on site and #PledgePurple to help end sexual violence. (FIT community only.)
Breezeway

 


 

Resources and Allies

FIT Public Safety 212.217.7777   National Domestic Violence Hotline 800.799.7233
FIT Health Services 212.217.4190   New York City Anti-violence Project 212.714.1141
FIT Counseling Services 212.217.4260   NYPD Housing Domestic Violence Unit 4 212.375.9360
FIT Affirmative Action 212.217.3360   The Office for the Prevention of Domestic Abuse (NYS) LGBTQ 800.942.6906
FIT Anonymous Tip Line 212.217.8477   Safe Horizon 800.621.4673
Adult Protective Services Central Intake Unit 212.630.1853   Sanctuary for Families, Inc. 212.349.6009
Manhattan Legal Services, Domestic Violence Project 646.442.3100      
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