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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 Take Back the Night March (on October 10th at 7pm), Pledge Purple, and the #NOMORE photo campaign. A schedule of the entire week's events can be viewed in detail below.

On Thursday, October 12th, 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. Representatives from the NYPD 10th Precinct Domestic Violence Unit, Crime Victims Treatment Center (CVTC), NYC Anti-violence Project, Safe Horizon, and more will be present to answer questions and provide further information.

The College urges all on campus on October 12th, to wear purple to help generate discussion and awareness of domestic and relationship violence.

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 Half the Sky.

 


Monday, October 9 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 Breezeway 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.
Breezeway
     
Tuesday, October 10    
12 - 2pm Learn about Domestic Violence Awareness Month Programs at FIT
Members of the Campus Anti-Violence Education Group will be tabling in the Breezeway 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.
Breezeway
1 - 2pm Purple Talk
Half the Sky will be hosting ‘Purple Talk,’ a discussion on domestic violence within the context of gender roles and societal norms. Come participate in a facilitated conversation with organization representatives and Kathleen Maxson, Associate Coordinator in the Office of Student Disability Support Services (FIT-ABLE). Light refreshments will be served.
Dubinsky Student Center, A-644
7pm start, 7:30pm march Take Back the Night March beginning at 7pm in the Breezeway (7:30pm march – rain or shine!)
Join the FIT community as we ‘Take Back the Night’. 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.
Breezeway
     
Wednesday, October 11     
Sessions at 11am, 1pm, and 5pm Escalation Workshop
‘Escalation’ is an engaging, emotional 1.5 hour workshop transforming the way students view and discuss relationship abuse. Students across the country are bringing the workshop to their campuses. Come see why. The first 30 attendees of each workshop will be a given a surprise giveaway!

Trigger Warning: The film in this program depicts examples of relationship abuse including sexual, physical, and emotional abuse which may be triggering to survivors. A counselor from FIT Counseling Services will be available during each Escalation workshop.
Dubinsky Student Center, A-802
     
Thursday, October 12    
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.
Breezeway
     
Thursday, October 19    
1 - 2pm The Eroticism of Consent Workshop
Please join Patrick Walsh, Social Worker for the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Victim Services Program, as they present, 'The Eroticism of Consent' workshop. Consent isn’t a barrier to the erotic, it’s a gateway. Straightforward at first blush, consent is rarely one-size-fits-all in the head of the moment. It’s also normal to get frustrated when fumbling with the mechanics of consent, and so is wanting to slip into something more comfortable – like an easy assumption. This presentation is a sex-positive exploration of the interplay between communication, consent, and the erotic. Participants will be challenged to deepen their appreciation of themselves, each other, and the manifold joys of putting the love back into love-making.
TBA
     
Tuesday, October 24    
 12 - 2pm Campus Safety Day
Please join the Dean of Students Office in collaboration with the Department of Public Safety, Information Technology, Title IX, and Health Services as we discuss 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, theft prevention, alcohol and other drug awareness, bystander intervention, Title IX Policy and Process, and available resources on campus such as counseling. Stop by to learn more about what you can do to help keep yourself and the campus safe!
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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