For the last 17 years, Turn off the Violence has served as a week to educate the Mason community on violence against women and sexual violence.
It runs from Oct. 6-10.
This week’s events will include:
The Clothesline Project- Monday, Oct. 6– 10, outside of Robinson Halls, and the pathway between SUB I and Fenwick Library
To “honor the victims of sexual violence,” there will be an exhibition of hanging t-shirts to speak out against sexual and dating violence. Throughout the week, WAVES will have locations for Mason students and faculty to make shirts in the grove outside of Harris Theater and Sub I, Monday through Thursday, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The White Ribbon Campaign- Monday, Oct. 6 – 10
This campaign encourages men to wear a white ribbon to represent pledge to “never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls.” White ribbons will be handed out in the grove outside of Harris Theater and Sub 1 Monday through Thursday, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. or in the WAVES office.
Fear 2 Freedom- Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the Hub Ballroom
WAVES is hosting the service event to put together after-care kits, aimed to help those impacted by sexual violence.
Take Back the Night- Tuesday, Oct.7 at 7:30 p.m. at the North Plaza Tower
Help Raise awareness of sexual violence by attending a rally with speakers, and a march through campus.
Survivor Space- Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 8:30 p.m. in WAVES, Suite 3200, Sub I
Following Take Back the Night, this event is meant to be an open setting to discuss how sexual violence has impacted lives.
Intimate Partner Violence Panel Discussion- Wednesday, Oct. 8 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in the JC Gold Room
Join WAVES for a panel discussion on women who have been imprisoned following violence against them from their significant other.
The Goddess Diaries- Thursday, Oct. 9 and Friday, Oct. 10 at the Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m.
“The Goddess Diaries” is an ensemble performance of women telling stories and discussing women’s issues.