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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month at FIT is October 2-29, 2019. Visit fitnyc.edu/nomore and join the conversation online #NOMORE

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 National Coming Out Day celebration (on October 11th, various times listed below), a Take Back the Night March (on October 15th at 6pm), and Pledge Purple at the Campus Safety Day & Resource Fair (on October 15th at 12:30pm). A schedule of the entire week's events can be viewed in detail below.

On Tuesday, October 15th, 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 12:30pm and 6pm. 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 2019 “Wear Purple Day” is Thursday, October 17th.

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 Tuesday, October 15th and Thursday, October 17th, 2019.

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, and the Title IX Office.

 


Wednesday, October 2 Event Location
12 - 2pm Learn about Domestic Violence Awareness Month Programs at FIT
Members of the Campus Anti-Violence Education Group will be sharing information on the programs happening throughout October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the resources available to students on and off-campus. (FIT community only.)
Dubinsky Lobby
     
Monday, October 7    
12 - 2pm  Learn about Domestic Violence Awareness Month Programs at FIT
Members of the Campus Anti-Violence Education Group will be sharing information on the programs happening throughout October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the resources available to students on and off-campus. (FIT community only.)
Dubinsky Lobby
     
Thursday, October 10    
1 - 2pm Coming Out Discussion

The LGBTQ Students United organization will host a 'Coming Out' discussion. (All members of the FIT community are invited to attend.)

Room B-731, 7th floor of the Bus. & Lib. Arts Ctr.
     
Friday, October 11    
10am - 2pm

National Coming Out Day Photo Shoot
FIT Residential Life invites the FIT community to a 'Coming Out' photo shoot with a celebratory arch set-up outside of Alumni Hall.

Outside of Alumni Hall
11am - 4pm

National Coming Out Day Celebration
FIT Health Services invites students to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community with food, activities, and health and wellness information!

Room A-402, 4th floor of the Dubinsky Center
     
Tuesday, October 15    
12:30pm - 6pm Pledge Purple at the Campus Safety Day & Resource Fair

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, Pledge Purple to take a stand against domestic violence and sexual assault, and make a poster for the Take Back the Night march!

Breezeway
6 - 6:30pm Take Back the Night March

Join the FIT community as we ‘Take Back the Night’ beginning at 6pm. 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. 

Begins in the Breezeway
     
Wednesday, October 16    
12pm - 2pm International Pronouns Day
Members of the Campus Anti-Violence Education Group will be sharing information about preferred pronouns and giving out free preferred pronoun pins. (FIT community only.)
Dubinsky Dining Hall
     
Thursday, October 24    
12pm - 2pm Learn about Domestic Violence Awareness Month Programs at FIT
Members of the Campus Anti-Violence Education Group will be sharing information on the programs happening throughout October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the resources available to students on and off-campus. (FIT community only.)
Dubinsky Lobby
     
Tuesday, October 29    
12pm - 2pm Learn about Domestic Violence Awareness Month Programs at FIT
Members of the Campus Anti-Violence Education Group will be sharing information on the programs happening throughout October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the resources available to students on and off-campus. (FIT community only.)
Dubinsky Lobby

 


 

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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