October 17, 2017
This month, the Texas Tech University Women’s & Gender Studies program will host events to bring awareness to domestic violence. The events are in conjunction with the Week Without Violence (Oct. 16-20), a worldwide annual campaign that takes place the third week in October and is meant to encourage communities to think and work toward a world without violence.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October
1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent
was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against
women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became an entire week devoted to a
range of activities conducted at the local, state and national level.
Events happening throughout the week include:
For more details and events taking place during the week, visit the Women’s & Gender Studies event calendar.
Risk Intervention & Safety Education (RISE) is a Texas Tech department focusing on Prevention & Wellness efforts for the Red Raider Community. The RISE Office provides a variety of services, educational workshops, and fun FREE events! RISE also administers the required Think About It course for all incoming first-year and transfer students.
Texas Tech is committed to the safety and wellness of all Red Raiders. This goal is best achieved when we all play a part in creating a community of care for our fellow Red Raiders and a campus climate that is welcoming. Safety and wellness are shared responsibilities of students, faculty, and staff on our campus. When we say "I am a Red Raider!" we are committing to being part of the TTU Family.
The RISE Office provides prevention education and services in the following areas:
RISE partners with several departments on campus to provide students and their parents, faculty, and staff a comprehensive safety and wellness program.Twitter
Women's & Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary academic 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.Twitter