STCC observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, Springfield Technical Community College has scheduled virtual events open to students and the public.
- On Thursday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m., Rosalia Rivera of the AboutCONSENT™ podcast will speak in a Zoom Webinar titled “Telling Our Stories to Create Change.” (Register: stcc.io/rosaliarivera) Rivera is an internationally recognized consent educator who will offer insight into the connections between childhood sexual abuse and young adult dating violence. Her talk also will address how students can play a role in supporting safe and healthy relationships in the “new normal” of the COVID-19 college experience.
- On Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m., Rivera will give a talk titled “Breaking Barriers, Breaking the Silence / Rompiendo Barreras, Rompiendo el Silencio, a Café Con Leche Conversation.” (Register: stcc.io/rosaliarivera2) This event is part of STCC’s recognition of Latinx heritage month.
Rivera has turned past traumatic experiences into a powerful voice and platform for healing and social change. Based on her personal story, Rivera will discuss breaking the silence around childhood sexual abuse and interpersonal violence, and dig into the roots of gender stereotypes that impact healthy sexuality, family culture and healthy relationships within the Latinx community.
Both events are co-sponsored by #STCCWeCan (formerly the Be Empowered Project), the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Hispanic Association of Higher Education (HAHE), and Title IX. Contact email@example.com for questions.
To register for the Zoom events or for more information, visit stcc.edu/resources/stccwecan.
Interested in applying to STCC? Visit stcc.edu/apply or call Admissions at (413) 755-3333.
About Springfield Technical Community College
Founded in 1967 and located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, STCC is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. STCC’s highly regarded transfer programs in business, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, liberal arts, and STEM fields continue to provide the most affordable options for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of about 7,000 day, evening, weekend, and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.
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Jim Danko, (413) 755-4812, firstname.lastname@example.org