UNH honors October as Relationship Abuse Awareness Month by providing education on relationship abuse and healthy relationships. Wildcats deserve Healthy Relationships Everyday. And during the month of October, Wolff House (the SHARPP office) will glow purple in recognition to the importance to Healthy Relationships Everyday.
SHARPP will have a outside display (in front of our office) during the week of October 16th – 20th of purple flags (the color of relationship abuse awareness. Based on the national statistic of nearly 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men aged 18 and older in the US that have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime,* and using the current student population number of all three UNH campuses, that represents 3,174 UNH students impacted, each flag represents one UNH student.
We also encourage students, staff and faculty to wear a purple ribbon. The Purple Ribbon is a unifying symbol of courage, survival, honor and dedication to ending relationship abuse.
*Breiding MJ, Smith SG, Basile KC, Walters ML, Chen J, Merrick MT. Prevalence and characteristics of sexual violence, stalking and intimate partner violence victimization – National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, United States, 2011. MMWR. 2014:63 (No. SS08); 1-18. www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/intimatepartnerviolence/consequences.html
The Expo is open to all identities and genders. UNH students, employees and community members are welcome.
The 1BlueString at UNH is a campaign that asks guitarists to replace one of their six strings with a blue string to symbolize and support the 1 in 6 men who have been sexually abused in childhood. We invite you to help SHARPP get the message out here at UNH! The goal is to build a community of encouragement and hope for men and their loved ones, partners, family and friends. Check out our 1BlueString table at the next GRIND and get a string!
The Grind (presented by CAB) is an open mic night coffee house where anyone is welcome to sign up and perform. This event is FREE and funded by your Student Activity Fee.
Law & Order: SVU premiered in 1999 and is still one of TV’s most popular dramas. SHARPP & Justice Studies have partnered to present this discussion series to examine both the realities and fictions of the show. Episodes are presented for specific topics of discussion and will be facilitated by staff & faculty members. Free!
UNH SHARPP will have trained advocates at this event.