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2019 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events

Michigan Tech Title IX and Institutional Equity are working with the student organizations Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE) and Society of African American Men (SAAM) to plan events to promote awareness and prevention of intimate partner violence during the month of October.

Below is a listing of events happening throughout the month of October:

  • 6th Annual "Ride Against Abuse" - on Monday, October 7, 2019 beginning at 6 p.m. The Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter holds this event annually to create an awareness of Domestic Violence. The motorcycle ride will start in Calumet, follow M-26 through Lake Linden, Hancock, and Houghton, and end at the Chutes and Ladders parking lot. Please feel free to participate in the ride or line up along the route to show your support! Please see the event poster for more information, or follow the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home on Facebook for other events and programming opportunities.

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Panel — 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, EERC 103. The Domestic Violence Awareness Panel will provide the latest data on domestic violence, the signs of healthy, and unhealthy relationships, the resources available to survivors, how incidents of intimate partner violence may be handled through the Sexual and/or Relationship Misconduct Policy and the judicial system, and ways to support survivors of intimate partner violence.
  • #PurpleThursday  all day Thursday, Oct. 24, campus wide. Join Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE) in wearing purple on #PurpleThursday to take a stand against relationship violence and show support for survivors of intimate partner violence. Purple is the color for domestic violence awareness. Take a photo and share on social media with #PurpleThursday. Consider why raising awareness about domestic violence is important to you. #PurpleThursday is an event from the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
  • Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® at Michigan Tech — 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. The student organizations Sexual Assault and Violence Education(SAVE) and the Society of African American Men (SAAM), are hosting Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® at Michigan Tech. The event will begin with an opening welcome and stories from survivors of intimate partner violence. Then, the walk will start outside of the Rozsa near the front entrance and go to the Admin building. The walk will end at the entrance of the Rozsa. This event is to raise awareness of sexual and relationship violence and to give men the opportunity to put themselves in "her shoes." Men will be encouraged to wear high heels during the walk. Following the walk, the event will conclude with a discussion on intimate partner violence. For more information visit the website, licensed by Frank Baird and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®

Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE) 

The mission of Sexual Assault and Violence Education is to create a safe place for students to plan and host campus ­wide prevention events to educate faculty, staff, and students about sexual assault and intimate partner violence. If you have questions or would like to join SAVE, please contact Kaylee Kapatos at kkapatos@mtu.edu


Cyberstalking = Stalking: It is Serious

January is National Stalking Awareness Month and an opportune time to provide information and create awareness regarding stalking, specifically the potential of cyberstalking in the workplace.

The CDC reports 1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men have been victims of stalking (The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2010 Summary Report. 2011). Though stalking does affect millions of men and women every year, it is often misunderstood, minimized and/or ignored.

In the article “The Use of Technology to Stalk and the Workplace”, Maya Raguem, a senior attorney at Futures Without Violence, stresses the role employers should play when someone in the workplace is a victim or perpetrator of cyberstalking. Recognizing stalking is the first step. Raghu cites a recent study by the U.S. Department of Justice that found unwanted phone calls, messages, letters and emails were the most common forms of cyber stalking. Other examples include email spoofing, text messaging and sexting, impersonating the victim on social media, online impersonations of the victim to place online sex ads or solicit sex and the use of GPS to track the victim.

If you notice any of these examples, act. Don’t ignore it. Don’t downplay it. Don’t assume someone else will report. If you are made aware of potential stalking, it is important that any concerns are taken seriously and reported appropriately. Contact your supervisor or the Title IX Coordinator. Michigan Tech ensures its faculty and staff a safe workplace free from discrimination and harassment.

More information on Michigan Tech’s Policies:

Reporting

Support and Counseling

Additional Resources


New NSF Policy Regarding Sexual and Other Forms of Harassment Reporting Requirements

Please visit the Research Newsblog website to read about the new policy requirements and FAQs from the NSF. A Michigan Tech website will be created that will provide more information as it is provided.


Michigan Tech "It's On Us" video

We have updated our "It's On Us" video this academic year. See it on the Title IX home page! You can read more about the campaign on the "It's On Us" website.


State of Michigan New Confidential, 24-hour Sexual Assault Hotline

The hotline will "provide crisis support and referrals to survivors and their friends and family".  The launch was announced by Gov. Rick Snyder and First Lady Sue Snyder. The hotline number is 1-855-VOICES4 (1-855-864-2374).  For more information, please visit the State of Michigan's "Let's End Campus Sexual Assault" Resources page.


National Science Foundation Will Not Tolerate Harassment at Grantee Institutions

NASA Administrator Communicates Harassment Policies to Grantees

ItsOnUs Presentation by Reyna Bennett to the Title IX Awareness Committee

Domestic Violence Support Group:  If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, our support group can help.

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