Why I Wear Purple

Why I Wear Purple Day
October 25, 2019
Britton Plaza (Rain Location: 1st Floor HUB)

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Sexual Respect Peer Educators, and YWCA and DVSCP Advocates will be on Britton Plaza hosting the “Why I Wear Purple” tabling event where you can write Why You Wear Purple on a poster, take a photo to showcase your commitment to end domestic violence, and obtain information about the many resources we have on and off-campus.

This is an event where we come together as a campus community and lead social transformation to prevent and end domestic violence.

 Did You Know:

  • Domestic violence can affect anyone of any age, gender, race, or sexual orientation.
  • One in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. The same number (one in four) of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) individuals also experience domestic violence.
  • Women ages 20 to 24 are at the greatest risk of becoming victims of domestic violence.
  • Survivors of domestic violence face high rates of depression, sleep disturbances, anxiety, flashbacks, and other emotional distress.

Domestic violence is violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting. It may be termed intimate partner violence when committed by partner in an intimate/romantic relationship against the other partner and can take place in heterosexual or same-sex relationships, or between former partners. It can take several forms, including physical, verbal and/or emotional abuse.

For more information about domestic violence resources and support services, visit: http://www.dvscp.org/.

Written by Kat Matic, Title IX Coordinator