John Jay Goes Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness

John Jay Goes Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness

To raise awareness on the issue of domestic violence, John Jay College will take part in the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence’s “Shine the Light on Domestic Violence” campaign by encouraging all members of the college community to wear purple attire on Thursday, October 20.  To learn more, click here or visit the Women’s Center at L.67.10 in the New Building.

Other events commemorating Domestic Violence Awareness Month are as follows.

A Knife Hidden in Roses: Gender Violence in the Dominican Republic

October 5, 1:40 PM-3:00 PM
Room L2.84.00 NB

Cruz Bueno, Assistant Professor in the Black Studies Department at SUNY New Paltz, will discuss her research on the web of social forces that produce economic inequality, often at the disproportionate expense of people of color.  She has presented at national professional conferences on subjects including gender violence and poverty in the Dominican Republic and other Latin American and Caribbean nations, and is a recipient of the 2014 Rhonda Williams Prize from the International Association for Feminist Economics.

Behind Closed Doors: How Can We Prevent Domestic Violence Homicides?

October 26, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Moot Court, room 6.68 NB

To mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month, leading specialists from law enforcement, researchers and service providers will brief the press on innovative approaches underway in New York City and elsewhere to reduce the deadly toll of domestic violence. This briefing will be hosted by John Jay’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence.

Sakhi for South Asian Women

October 7

Students and staff of the Women’s Center for Gender Justice visit Sakhi for South Asian Women, an organization uniting survivors, communities and institutions to eradicate domestic violence. Founded in 1989 by a group of South Asian women, Sakhi serves survivors and mobilize community members to condemn abuse.

Bystander Intervention Workshop

October 18

As part of prevention education to raise awareness of sexual abuse, the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault and the Women’s Center for Gender Justice will collaborate on a Bystander Intervention Workshop. For more information, contact womenscenter@jjay.cuny.edu.

Behind Closed Doors: How Can We Prevent Domestic Violence Homicides?

October 26, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Moot Court, room 6.68 NB

To mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month, leading specialists from law enforcement, researchers and service providers will brief the press on innovative approaches underway in New York City and elsewhere to reduce the deadly toll of domestic violence. This briefing will be hosted by John Jay’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence.

The Clothesline Project

October 1-31

The Clothesline Project is a visual arts campaign to commemorate victims of intimate partner violence and honor survivors of assault in our community. T-shirts will be decorated by students, staff, and faculty throughout October at tables in the Kroll Atrium and in the Women’s Center for Gender Justice, room L.67.10. A clothesline featuring the t-shirts will be hung outside the Student Dinning Hall on the second floor of the New Building from November 2-16.

Partner Violence Intervention Initiative

The National Network for Safe Communities announced in April the launch of the National Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Initiative(NIPVII) with a $1.6 million grant from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). NIPVII is work with selected cities to replicate a strategy that has shown dramatic impact on intimate partner violence in its initial implementation in High Point, North Carolina.