Join us for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

this October!

Get involved in a month of empowering virtual events, and even win a prize!



A national movement to write words of positivity and optimism on sidewalks.

Everyone experiences challenging and scary times. Especially now, creating and reading positive words can do a great deal to brighten someone’s day. For this Chalk the Walk event, you can submit photos of your words and art on our Facebook post in the comments, and be automatically entered to win a Back to School prize! Photos submitted will appear on this page as well.

What you can win!

Wireless waterproof speaker, wireless ear buds, 5-subject notebook, highlighters, multi-colored pens, hand sanitizer, post-it notes, and a black backpack ($100 value)

How to enter!

All you have to do is submit your photo of chalk the walk in the comments of our Facebook post to be entered into the drawing!

Need chalk to chalk the walk at home? Contact the CARE Advocate for free art-supply pick-up at or 541-440-7866.

October 7, 2 pm – 3 pm: Title IX and DVAM presentation via Zoom 

Title IX regulations on how colleges are required to respond to sexual harassment greatly changed nationwide in August 2020. Learn about Domestic Violence Awareness Month, services available to you in our community, and how the new regulations affect our students and staff in Oregon!

October 13, 11:30 am -12:30 pm: A Window Between Worlds Workshop: Power and Control

This art-healing workshop will be about the dynamics of domestic violence, the details of the Power and Control Wheel, and identifying abusive actions. See below for more information on what A Window Between Worlds is.

October 22, 5 pm – 6 pm: Nationwide Virtual Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night is a national protest to sexual and domestic violence. These events hold space for victims and survivors to share their stories in a safe place, learn about a related topic, and typically observe a moment to recognize the frequency of violence in our society. This link is to register for the national virtual event with the Take Back the Night organization.

October 27, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: A Window Between Worlds Workshop: Personal Needs Flower via Zoom

We will end the month with an art healing workshop that addresses self-care and how to take a break. Experiencing trauma, balancing school, work and life and anything else that life throws at you, we all need to take care of ourselves.

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Need art supplies?

If participants need some art supplies or print outs for the workshop sessions, they can be arranged for pick-up at the Peace at Home office. For the link to the workshop or to arrange workshop supply pick-up, please email Erin Ritchie at or call at 541-440-7866.

What is DVAM?

Domestic Violence Awareness Month began in 1989 as a month dedicated to raising awareness to violence within families and partners. DVAM is in October, and organizations, schools and individuals participate in it in a variety of ways and events. In the '80s and '90s when first starting out, they often involved marches and protests. Now some wear purple, conduct Take Back the Night, talk about services, and more. These events raise awareness, and hopefully reduce stigma around gender-based violence as a whole.

What is Window between the Worlds?

A Window Between Worlds workshops are art healing workshops that support participants in their healing process from trauma. These workshops are trauma-informed, hands-on art workshops that provide a safe place for participants to express themselves, tell their stories, self-regulate and more. Each session will have a different art activity, and participants can engage however they would like in the workshops. While in the past, these workshops have been tabling-style in lobby of the Student Center, they now will take place in regular Zoom meetings. A Window Between Worlds workshops are available for students, and staff and faculty.

In past years, they have been hosted in the front area of the LaVerne Murphy Student Center Lobby; while we are off campus, they will be hosted online via Zoom.


Peace at Home 24/hr crisis line: 541-673-7867

Care Advocate at UCC

Erin Ritchie

LaVerne Murphy Student Center

Contact or

UCC Deskline: 541-440-7866