DVAM 2016



Hello all, and happy October!

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Lambda Chapter of Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc. if proud to present our DVAM programming this year.

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.

Please join our sisters as we celebrate survivors’ stories and raise awareness for DVAM!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (A Month in Review)


As we move into November, our sisters would like to say thank you for joining us for our Domestic Violence Awareness Month programming!

To recap:
We tabled and passed out fact sheets and purple ribbons to students.

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And we were able to host two self defense workshops this month! One was led by the UVA Police Department, and the other was led by instructors from Charlottesville Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

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We also collaborated with the UVA Women’s Center on the Clothesline Project, in which DV survivors find healing through artistic expression, and the Red Flag Campaign, which seeks to draw attention to “red flag” behaviors exhibited in relationships.


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And to conclude our programming, we invited Claire Kaplan, director of the Gender Violence and Social Change program at the Women’s Center, to speak on unhealthy relationships and how certain red flag behaviors may manifest into a larger pattern.

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It was a very busy and successful month, and we are grateful to everyone who could come out and support us!
Special thanks to the Cavalier Daily for writing about our events! Check out the article here!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) Fall 2015

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Come join the sisters of Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc. during DVAM as we raise awareness for domestic violence against women.
*Cosponsored with the UVA Women’s Center*

★ 10/1: Purple Ribbon Project Tabling (11am-2pm)
11am-2pm on the 2nd floor of Newcomb (next to the dining hall)
We’ll be handing out FREE cookies with domestic violence facts & purple ribbon pins to show your support for domestic violence!

★ 10/7: Self Defense Workshop
6-7pm in Slaughter MP2
Learn how to defend yourself in any situation at this self defense workshop taught by instructors from the UVA Police Department.

★ 10/14: Red Flag Week Tabling
Stop by for some free coffee and hot chocolate as we table for the Red Flag Campaign and display student designs for the Clothesline Project.

★ 10/23: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
6-7pm in AFC MP1
Learn how you can defend against a larger adversary at this workshop taught by instructors from Charlottesville Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

★ 10/26: Movie Screening
7-9pm in Newcomb Kaleidoscope
Learn about the stories of women from around the world who are fighting back against various forms of oppression.

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Sigma Psi Zeta is a multicultural Asian-interest Greek organization. We are a cultural, social, educational, and community service oriented sorority. Combatting violence against women, in its various forms, is our national philanthropy.

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DVAM (Domestic Violence Awareness Month)

Thank you all so much for joining the SYZters of Sigma Psi Zeta at UVa during DVAM (Domestic Violence Awareness Month). Our events were all successful, and we’re grateful for the support we received from the UVa community.

Here is a summary of our events:

★ 10/1: Tabling on the Lawn
We handed out FREE cookies with domestic violence facts & purple ribbon pins to show our support for victims of domestic violence!

★ 10/7: Abduction of Eden
We learned about the heartbreaking story of a teenage girl who was kidnapped into sexual slavery and her struggle to escape the world of human trafficking.

★ 10/15: Tabling on the Lawn
Many dropped by the lawn to show that #VoicesHavePower! Many left messages for survivors, and each message was $3 donated to domestic violence awareness efforts.

★ 10/22: Self-Defense Workshop
Guests and sisters learned how to defend themselves in any situation. They were taught by instructors from Charlottesville Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!

Fun fact: we were featured on NBC News! Check out the following link for more information: http://www.nbc29.com/story/26869313/jiu-jitsu-instructor-leads-self-defense-workshop-for-students

★ 10/29: Survivor’s Guide to Relationship Violence
Survivors of intimate partner violence shared their stories of violence and survival.

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Thank you all again for coming up, and keep an eye out for upcoming philanthropic events! :)