ANNUAL SCHEDULED EVENTS FOR THE YEAR
January: Stalking Awareness Month
Stalking occurs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in a victims' life. The month of January is set aside to educate and address the need for continual awareness of this issue for every UCO community member. We invite you to participate in the activities we will have to promote prevention and awareness. More specific details will be announced in our blog as this month draws closer. If you would like more information or would like to serve on the planning committee, please feel free to contact us at 405-974-2224.
April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), April brings an annual opportunity to focus awareness on sexual violence and its prevention. SAAM raises awareness through special events while highlighting sexual violence as a major public health issue and reinforcing the need for prevention efforts. National Crime Victims Rights Week, designed to create awareness for victims of crime and to acknowledge the survivor's recovery journey, is also included in our April activities. We invite you to participate in related activities which will be announced in our blog for the month of April. If you would like more information or would like to serve on the planning committee, please feel free to contact us at 405-974-2224.
October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981, by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect battered women's advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became a special week in which a range of activities were conducted at the local, state, and national levels. At UCO, we recognize the importance of this month in our community in many ways. We invite you to come see the day-long display on domestic violence incidences in Oklahoma, the Silent Witness Initiative, to participate in activities that support YWCA victims' programs and shelter, and to express your support for violence prevention in Hearts for Survivors. Our October blog will provide more details. If you would like more information or would like to serve on the planning committee, please feel free to contact us at 405-974-2224.