2021 Intimate Partner and Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Intimate Partner & Domestic Violence Awareness Month October 2021.
Every October is devoted to bringing awareness to Intimate Partner and Domestic Violence (IPDVAM). This is achieved through educational programs, workshops, and online campaigns. The intention is to empower our campus community to work towards ending gender based violence. We all deserve to be respected, to be treated with dignity, and a life free of violence. 

For more information on resources, please scroll to the bottom of this webpage.


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2021 Event Schedule

Purple Tuesdays

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

If you don't have purple but still want to engage, here are some SJSU IPDVAM options for social media and even zoom.


Re-Imagining Relationships

Counseling and Psychological Services 

Date: Weekly on Wednesdays, Starting September 29, 2021

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PT) 

Facilitators: Chelle Tran, Ph.D. & Stephanie Preston, Psy.D.

Do you want to improve your relationships, enhance communication, or learn more about relationship styles and patterns in general? This group is about relationships of all kinds (friendships, dating, romantic/sexual/intimate/emotional, platonic, crushes, family, etc.), how we draw these lines, and why we act the way we do in them. Join us in supportive conversation across a broad range of topics that will help you deepen and expand your view of relationships.

Topics may include: sex/STIs/consent, attachment styles, communication, how to embrace your “No”, non-monogamy/alternative relationships, boundaries/deal-breakers/agreements, how to better know yourself/your motivations/what you want, etc. Counselor referral or pre-screening required (no drop-ins).

Please contact CAPS at (408) 924-5910 for more information if interested in the group.


Purple Tuesday on the Paseo! IPDVAM Launch 

SJSU Violence Prevention Committee

Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Time: 11:00 - 1:00 pm

In-person location: 7th Street Plaza in front of the Student Wellness Center

Join us for the launch of IPDV Awareness Month! This will be the first #SJSUPurpleTuesday of the month. We will be giving away FREE t-shirts and campus resources. You can also join us for our annual event, Don’t Touch My Pumpkins, where we decorate pumpkins and dialogue about costumes and consent. 


Domestic Violence Awareness Walk 

Office of Councilmember Magdalena Carrasco

Date: Friday, October 8, 2021

Time: 5:30pm

In-person location: Start at Splash (Post St. & Lightston Alley)

Registration Link

Join us on our Walk to End Domestic Violence. In honor of those who have lost their lives to Domestic Violence. There will be music, live performances, art, and a Resources Fair.

The walk will begin at 5:30 pm at the corner of Splash (Post St. & Lightston Alley). From the corner, we will start walking towards the San Jose State Campus to take a brief intermission at the Olympic Black Power Statue. From the school's campus we will walk towards our final destination at City Hall.

For more information on the event and the map of the walk, please visit the event website.


Healthy Relationships Workshop

Counseling and Psychological Services 

Dates: Mondays: October 11, October 18, November 1, November 8

Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm 

Online: Registration & Zoom Link

Healthy relationships is a drop in workshop that addresses the myths and taboos on relationships, discusses healthy and unhealthy conflict as well as teaching different communications styles. We welcome any questions about relationships and offer a space to discuss the interpersonal relationships in your life.


Myth or Fact with LTA

Domestic Violence Edition 

Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated. Connect with them @lta_betaxi

Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021

Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Online: Zoom Link (password: 096522)

Engage with LTA with a quiz on Kahoot to learn the facts and myths about domestic violence


28th Annual Domestic Violence Conference

Santa Clara County Office of Gender Based Violence Prevention

Webinars will take place on October 15th and 22nd and will focus on Exploring the Intersections of Domestic Violence with other social issues, such as homelessness, human trafficking, LGBTQ rights, and sexual assault.

Because intimate partner violence is such a complex issue, the solutions must also be complex – requiring community-specific strategies to promote health, wellness, and leadership among our diverse population.  Participants will be provided with concrete tools and frameworks for understanding how to effectively engage in the work and cultivate strong communities with an overarching culture of safety, equity, and respect. 

Friday, October 15, 2021 | 9:30 - 3:00 pm 
Friday, October 22, 2021 | 9:30 - 3:00 pm 

This event is virtual. For more info and registration visit: www.sccgov.org/dvconference

Workshop topics: 

  • Exploring the Intersections of Gender-Based Violence and Homelessness
  • Overcoming the Impact of Domestic Violence by Economic Empowerment
  • Coercive Control in the Law: Origins and Implications of SB 1141

Piloting AB372: Lessons from Year One



Women Wellness Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop

SJSU Women Wellness. Connect with them on IG @sjsu_ww

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Time: 5:30 - 6:30pm 

Online: Zoom Link

An informational and interactive workshop recognizing the dynamics of domestic violence (DV) and highlighting the different ways in which DV occurs within our communities and the way it impacts people from all walks of life. Learn about the common stereotypes and misconceptions  about domestic violence and when and how you should intervene.


From “Ouch” to “Ohh!”: Preventing Painful Sex

Wellness and Health Promotion 

Date: Friday, October 22, 2021

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm 

Online: Registration Link 

This workshop focuses on preventing unwanted vaginal pain during intercourse. The participants will learn about a number of methods ranging from free and at-home to store-bought and more obscure. We will also include a section about communicating one's needs to both current and new partners. All folks are welcome, whether they have vaginas, are partners of such folks, and/or just want to learn more.



Co-Sponsored by Wellness and Health Promotion, Gender Equity Center, PRIDE Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Conduct and Ethical Development