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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Violence Awareness & Response Program

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We're looking forward to this semester's events here on campus and in the wider community!

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Saturday, October 11, 10am
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes & Candlelight Vigil. MSU Mall

Co-sponsorship with Alpha Chi Omega
Men literally walk one mile in women's high heeled shoes to protest sexualized violence, educate their communities and raise money for chronically underfunded rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters and other sexualized violence prevention and recovery services.
The vigil portion of this event will begin at 11:30 and will feature speakers from different walks of life who have been victims of domestic violence, but who have survived. This portion of the event will give voice to the previously voiceless and break the silence around these secrecy-shrouded issues.

October 16, 8:30pm
House Party. 639 South 4th Street

This event is a mock house party where students take a tour of an off-campus house and explore a "house party" from a sober perspective.  Student volunteers act out scenarios that students encounter at real house parties.  Students will be given statistical information about the prevalence of high-risk behaviors and then will be educated on how they can better keep themselves and their friends safe if they do choose to drink. Sponsored by Health PROs, Student Health Services, PEACE, MAVs, & VARP

Clothesline Project Display. CSU

The Clothesline Project addresses the issue of violence against women through the decoration of t-shirts. This campaign works to de-stabilize the widespread myth that violence is a private matter and provides an artistic avenue through which women and men can break the silence. The shirts are then displayed on a clothesline to be viewed by others in the community as testimony, a literal “airing of the dirty laundry” of the problem of violence against women.
Sponsored by MAVs, PEACE, and VARP.

October 23, November 6, November 20, 5-7pm, CSU 218 

Thursday Night Film Series. CSU 218                                                                                                  

This event is a film series that is taking place in the Women's Center. The first film, Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer will be screened on October 23rd. Tricked will be screened on November 6th, and Power and Control:Domestic Violence in America will be screened on November 20th. A discussion will follow each film. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided.                                     

November 7, 12-3pm, CSU 238

Violence Free Zone Training. CSU 238

This training will address intimate partner violence (IPV) and help attendees learn about response and referral tools when confronted with these issues. Since the presentation will contain information about IPV, it may prove as a trigger for some attendees. Registration is requested, as space is limited. Those interested in reserving a space may email Laura Schultz at Sponsored by Violence Awareness and Response Program


November 11, 4-5:30pm, CSU 253/254

(Sex)abled:Disability Uncensored film screening and panel discussion CSU 253/254                         

This event is a screening and panel discussion of the film, (Sex)abled:Disability Uncensored. The film features the Disabled Student Union at the University of California Berkeley, "Are Cripples Screwed." The student group discusses misconceptions and stereotypes about sex and disability while sharing stories about their intimate relationships.               

Ongoing group meetings

PEACE – every other Tuesday from 5-6pm in the Women's Center

Embrace – every other Tuesday from 5-6 in CSU 256

MAVs – every other Tuesday from 6-7 in CSU 203