The University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges will be hosting a webinar series in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) in the month of October.
The 2022 DVAM Webinar Series will highlight topics about rights and resources for domestic violence survivors; sexual health and reproductive coercion; and a Native Hawaiian framework for well-being. The series will also feature crossover webinars, exploring the intersection of domestic violence in two particularly vulnerable groups: queer and disabled individuals.
Below is a schedule of the webinars in the series. Pre-registration (at each webinar link) is required to attend.
- Queer Competency: A Foundation in Identity and Allyship—Crossover Event for DVAM and Honolulu Pride: October 3, 1–3 p.m.
- Empowering Survivors: Interwoven Rights and Services—Panel Presentation for Faculty and Staff: October 6, 11 a.m.–noon
- Empowering Survivors: Interwoven Rights and Services—Panel Presentation for Students: October 13, 11 a.m.–noon
- How to be an Ally – Celebrating National Coming Out Day—October 13, 3–4 p.m.
- Kūkulu Kumuhana Wellbeing Framework – Grounding in Ancestral Abundance—October 19, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
- Consent and Contraception 101—October 24, 2–3:30 p.m.
- A New Perspective on the Intersection of Disability and Sex Discrimination—Crossover Event for DVAM and National Disability Employment Awareness Month (co-hosted by UH System EEO Offices): October 26, noon– 1 p.m.
The series is hosted by the UH Community College Title IX Offices in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President for Community Colleges System Office of Compliance, EEO/AA, and Title IX.
In 1989, Congress designated October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (PDF), officially recognizing the national movement to raise awareness and unite efforts to address intimate partner violence. Although significant progress has been made in the last 33 years, domestic violence persists.
UH is committed to ending intimate partner violence, offers a variety of support services and engages in education and prevention efforts. UH policy (PDF) prohibits domestic and dating violence, as well as other forms of gender violence.