Intimate Partner and Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is Intimate Partner & Domestic Violence Awareness Month (IPDVAM) at SJSU. While prevention efforts are year-round, we specifically devote #SJSUIPDVAM to spotlighting the issues of gender and power based violence. This is achieved through educational programs, workshops, and online campaigns. We all deserve to be respected, to be treated with dignity, and live free of violence.
The programs and events listed below offer opportunities to educate ourselves, support
survivors, and connect our community to create change. Check back throughout the month
2023 Event Schedule
Wear purple to show support and tell us why you are in solidarity about this issue. Post on social media and remember to use #sjsuipdvam and #sjsupurpletuesday
Fostering Healthy Relationships Workshop
October 2nd | 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Student Union Meeting Room 3A
This workshop serves to explore the concept of healthy relationships. We will be doing activities to understand not only the universal red and green flags of relationships, but personalizing what a healthy relationship looks like to you. We all have different lived experiences that shape the ways we interact in relationships, and deserve to honor what best suits our needs. Come ready to explore not only the healthy vs. unhealthy, but compatible vs. incompatible.
Resource Fair - Launch of Intimate Partner & Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October 5th | 11am - 1pm
7th Street Plaza, in front of the Student Wellness Center
Stop by to learn more about #SJSUIPDVAM programs happening throughout the month and connect with campus and community resources.
The 30th Annual Domestic Violence Conference
Friday, October 12 | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Join the County of Santa Clara Office of Gender-Based Violence Prevention for our first in-person conference in three years! We will be providing a delicious breakfast and lunch, engaging speakers, innovative workshops, and much more! Register today!
Light Up the Night Gala
October 14th | 6:00 pm
Villa Ragusa, Campbell
Join Next Door Solutions at our Light Up the Night Gala, to help us to raise awareness and support victims of domestic violence through relationships, fundraising, and caring for individuals and families.
Don’t Touch My Pumpkins
October 26th | 2pm - 5pm
The Wellness Lounge (SWC 101)
Let’s get our craft on! Get your own mini pumpkin to decorate during an informal conversation about costumes and consent.
Gender Equity Center Ambassador Training
Every Monday from 3-4:30 pm
September 25 - October 23
- September 25th - Consent 101 & 102
- October 2nd - Fostering Healthy Relationships
- October 9th - Challenging Sexual Violence Culture
- October 16th - Reproductive Justice 101
- October 23rd - Active Bystander Training
The Gender Equity Center Ambassador program provides in-depth training on the topics of gender equity and gender-based violence prevention, with the goal of creating a community of students at SJSU who have an interest in working together to end gender-based violence. This is a 5 part series that takes place on Mondays from 3:00PM-4:30PM. Students are welcome to attend as few or as many sessions as they would like.
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPs)
- SJSU Wellness and Health Promotion
- Futures without Violence: Resources for Safety and Support During COVID-19
- Safety and Care
- Harm Reduction and Health
- Community Care
- Supporting Children
- Survivor and Family Support Services
- Indian Country and American Indian/Alaska Native Communities
- Workplace and Employers
- Santa Clara County Office of Women's Policy
- Next Door Solutions
- AACI Asian Women's Home
- Community Solutions
- Love is Respect
- Safe Chat Silicon Valley