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C.’ Our goal is to talk about prevention, about building healthy relationships in thriving communities so violence never has to happen,” Gleaves said.
In addition to the social media campaign on outlets like Instagram and Twitter, Gleaves stressed the importance of reaching out to college students to help the large community of college-aged sexual assault survivors.
So universities are perfect places for us to go.” According to GUSA Secretary of Student Safety and Health Nora West (SFS ’15), who organized the event, 21 percent of college students report experiencing dating violence by a current partner, and 22 percent of college women report having previously experienced dating violence.
West pointed to the lack of recognition of domestic abuse as one of the primary problems surrounding the issue.
According to DCCADV Advocacy and Communication Specialist Andrea Gleaves, the goals of this campaign are the prevention of violence and the promotion of healthy relationships.
“October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, our campaign is focused on ‘Spread Love D.
It just means that we are not recognizing it when it does,” West said.
GUSA President Trevor Tezel (SFS ’15) expressed his support for the Domestic Violence Awareness Month as filling a gap in sexual assault advocacy on campus.
“What I like about the programming for Domestic Violence Awareness Month is that it very much engages the students on this issue,” Tezel said.West explained that the goal of tabling was to raise a momentary awareness in students who had never thought about dating violence before.“We did think about it very purposefully when we planned it, understanding that before we hold the training and educate people about what it is and how it takes place on Georgetown’s campus, we first have to tell them that it is an issue on Georgetown’s campus,” West said.This has been an incredibly successful first year and I’m excited to see where it’s going to go next year.” Have a reaction to this article? We are in math class when one inspector is watching.