Texas Tech Hosts Week Without Violence Events

The campaign is also recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Domestic Violence Awareness

The Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center and the Women's Studies Program present “Week Without Violence” at Texas Tech University. Week Without Violence is an annual worldwide campaign that takes place during the third week of October to encourage communities to think and act toward a world without violence.

Three forums will be held from noon-1 p.m. Oct. 20-22 in the Teaching, Learning & Professional Development Center (TLPDC) of the University Library.

These forums are designed to highlight accessibility, services and resources from Lubbock and Texas Tech community centers. Each center is committed to offering help, hope and healing to all persons affected by sexual violence. Participants will hear first-hand accounts of personal experiences leading to non-traditional career opportunities.

Program Schedule is as follows:

  • Voice of Hope (Lubbock Rape Crisis Center): Noon-1 p.m., Monday (Oct. 20), TLPDC Rm 152; Guest Speaker, Leslie Timmons, Community Educator at Lubbock Rape Crisis Center
  • Texas Tech University Student Counseling Center: Noon-1 p.m., Tuesday (Oct. 21), TLPDC Rm 152; Guest Speaker, Ty Stafford, Staff Psychologist, Coordinator of Sexual Assault Services at the Texas Tech Student Counseling Center
  • Engaging Men as Change Agents: Noon-1 p.m., Wednesday (Oct. 22), TLPDC Rm 153; Guest Speaker, Steven Garcia, Coordinator of Community Education & Outreach at the Women's Protective Services of Lubbock

Click here to register. For non-Texas Tech personnel, please contact the TLPDC at (806) 742-0133 to register. Registration for these events is free. Space for the forums is limited.

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Women's Studies Program

Started in 1981, the Women's Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that examines the cultural and social construction of gender, explores the history, experiences and contributions of women to society, and studies the influences of gender on the lives of women and men. The program emphasizes critical thinking across disciplines vital to success during and following formal education.

Texas Tech offers a minor in Women's Studies. Goals of the minor include helping students interpret concepts of gender and gendered identities in different social, cultural and political contexts.

The program is administered by the Director of Women's Studies. A minor in Women's Studies consists of 18 hours of courses as approved by the director.

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