Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In 1989, Congress passed Public Law 101-112 designating October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. MUSC seeks to support survivors, remember victims, and raise awareness about domestic violence and intimate partner violence throughout the year, but also specifically in October with events and educational programs. To learn about resources available to victims and survivors of domestic violence, as well as resources for those working with those impacted by domestic violence, please visit the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence website. Please mark your calendars for the following events occurring on campus, virtually, and in the community:

  • Purple Pinwheel Display
    September 27 through October 28
    We honor the lives of those lost to domestic violence in South Carolina during the past year by displaying purple pinwheels in the Charleston Medical District Greenway. Pinwheels will be placed on October 4, 2022. 
  • Town Hall: Centering Survivor Voices
    October 6, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Wando Mt. Pleasant Library
    Join My Sister’s House for a morning of personal testimonies from survivors of intimate partner violence, followed by a discussion about barriers faced by victims. Plus, receive information from providers and advocates on how to support victims and survivors. The event is free but a RSVP is requested.
  • MUSC recognizes Health Cares About Domestic Violence Awareness Day
    October 11, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    MUSC is participating in the national Health Cares About Domestic Violence Awareness Day campaign, an awareness-raising day that aims to reach members of the health care and learning communities to offer information about promoting healthy relationships and addressing the health impacts of abuse. Stop by one of our tabling events at the University Hospital lobby, Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital lobby, Ashley River Tower lobby or the Charleston Medical District Greenway to learn more.
  • Advocacy Luncheon
    October 12, 11:00 a.m.
    The Harbour Club at Westedge
    My Sister’s House is hosting its annual Advocacy Luncheon for local leaders, supporters and influencers to come together on behalf of the clients and programs of My Sister's House. Dedicated allies will gather for a mission-based meal building awareness, increasing advocacy, and generating action. Tickets and tables can be purchased here.
  • Panel discussion: Addressing the intersection of intimate partner violence and gun violence
    October 27, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Virtual event on Microsoft Teams
    Tune into a discussion by experts from MUSC and our community to learn more about the intersection of intimate partner violence and gun violence. This event will feature a survivor of gun violence, as well as speakers from the National Crime Victims Research & Treatment Center, the Turning the Tide Against Violence Intervention Program, the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office and My Sister’s House. Register using the Teams link above. DEI credit will be available to students and employees of MUSC.
  • 5 to Survive: 5K Run & Memorial Mile Walk
    October 29, 10:00 a.m.
    Wannamaker Park
    Join My Sister’s House’s annual 5K Run and Memorial Mile Walk to show support for victims and survivors of intimate partner violence. This is a family-friendly event. Register and learn more here.