January is national stalking awareness month. It’s important that we address stalking at the college. According to victimsofcrime.org; “7.5 million people are stalked in one year in the United States.” Some studies have shown links to stalking and dating/domestic violence. We hope to educate students on stalking; definitions and facts, resources both local and national and how to intervene safely. To follow along go to twitter.com and type “greendotmostate” to follow us!
Tunnel of Oppression is coming and Green Dot is honored to help out. Tunnel of Oppression “is an immerse experience where you will encounter first-hand different forms of oppression through interactive acting, hearing monologues and multimedia presentations.” Our skit will be highlighting cat-calling which in a way is a form of stalking. This is a great event loved by students, staff and faculty. Your student won’t want to miss out on this eye-opening experience. Tunnel of Oppression will occur on January 23rd & 24th.
Two new projects are on the calendars for the spring semester. One project is a community collaboration project with The Victim Center and Community Partnership of the Ozarks. This project’s objective is to teach young adults about healthy relationships. This will enable those at The Victim Center and Community Partnership of the Ozarks to better serve young adults in their capacity. Jenay Divin will present on this process during the Stop the Violence conference at Missouri State University on February 22nd.
Monthly training and overview speeches will continue through the spring semester. If your student would like to get involved in Green Dot or any of the projects mentioned above, please contact Jenay Divin at (firstname.lastname@example.org).