Domestic Violence Awareness Month involves citizens and staff

The Domestic Violence Program hosted another series of events and contests this Domestic Violence Awareness Month to educate and inspire the community and government staff.

The program hung posters featuring domestic violence survivors and supporters across the Dowagiac campuses, giving names and faces to the serious issue of domestic violence.

Community members created beaded ribbon skirt pins, featuring purple and red beads to raise awareness for domestic violence and missing and murdered Indigenous women. Others also created quilts and purple, red, teal (for sexual assault), and blue (for child abuse) shawls at separate events.

At a new event for our community called “Building Strong Role Models for Boys & Men,” Aldo Seoane from Wica Agli, an organization that works with Native men and boys to end violence against women, came to lead a discussion in how we can develop strong role models among our men and boys and help end violence in our community.