October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence affects the lives and compromises the safety of thousands of New York State employees each day.
According to the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in seven men will experience severe physical violence by an intimate partner.
Stony Brook University is committed to creating a healthy community and safe workplace. On Wednesday, October 23, during Campus Lifetime, the annual “Take a Stand/Walk with Me” domestic violence awareness event will take place on campus. It will consist of a march led by Wolfie and the Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band that will start in the SAC Plaza at 1 pm and last 30 to 40 minutes. The event will then move into the SAC Auditorium, where there will be an information fair, a performance by Swallow This!, interactive elements, giveaways and remarks from the Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk and the Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. All are encouraged to wear purple to work on October 23.
For additional information on domestic violence, see the links below: