Contributed by Omar Stoute

In support and in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), the Sexual Violence Prevention Committee (SVPC), is hosting "INTERVENE" a workshop providing an opportunity for attendees to view the "Intervene" Bystander Campaign video with others and engage in a facilitated conversation to reflect upon the attitudes and behaviors that influence the process of intervening as an individual or with assistance.

Click here to RSVP for the event

SLI Credit is available through IC Engage

Click here to view the complete DVAM calendar.

This months topics will include healthy dating, identifying signs of violence and bystander intervention techniques.

You may also use purple backgrounds during your video calls as a show of solidarity for victims and those suffering with domestic violence throughout the month of October. SVPC has curated some of our favorite backgrounds and made them available here: Domestic Violence Awareness Month Backgrounds.

"Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Omar Stoute, SVPC co-chair, at or Samantha Elebiary, SVPC co-chair, at We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible."