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News From the Women's Center - October 2012

That first month of school flew by quickly! Thanks for hanging out with us throughout the month at our different events. Catch up with the Women's Center this month with Domestic & Partner Violence Awareness Month, Love EveryBODY Day, and First Year Women Rock!


Welcome Week!

SLP Open House

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Thanks for joining us at the open house! We hope you enjoyed the appetizers we provided and were able to visit all of the wonderful centers and organizations that the Student Life Pavilion houses.

Alcala Bazaar

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Thanks for stopping by at the Women's Center booth! We hope you were able to write about what the Women's Center is to you and learned more about what the Women's Center does on campus.

Amazing Race

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We hope everyone that participated had fun being a froggy in the pond! Thanks for stopping by!

Thank you so much for joining us for Welcome Week!

An Invitation: First Year Women Rock!

First Year Women Rock has been a great addition to the WC this semester! Our first discussion group went wonderfully, as we were able to discuss what community looks like to us at USD, and how we can continue to build community on-campus.  The participants really appreciated having the opportunity to look at community in new, creative ways, and are excited to shape what the rest of our discussions will look like. 

Mary, Rishika, and I have had a wonderful time getting to know our participants and would love to have more participants attend.  Dinner is always provided, and we will make accommodations to those who have specific dietary needs.  We hope to
see you at our next discussion!



by Miranda Stratton, Leadership Council

Love EveryBODY Day















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This year, the Women's Center is putting a different spin on Love Your Body Day. In conjunction with Hate Crimes Awareness Week, we present Love EveryBODY Day and encourage everyone to love your self and love others.

Wednesday, October 17, we hope that you take the chance to stop by the Women's Center table in front of the UC during dead hours and learn more about this initiative!

The Red Flag Campaign

Have you seen the red flags in the grounds of our campus?


The Red Flag Campaign is a campaign intended to address dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence on college campuses. This campaign initially began in October 2006 in Virginia and it was not until October 2007 that the campaign was launched nationally around college campuses. The Red Flag Campaign encourages friends and other poeple to "say something" when they see "red flags" or warning signs for dating violence in a friend's relationship. Some warning signs for abusive relationships could range from being afraid to break up with your partner to your partner trying to intimidate you by bringing your self-esteem down.

When you see red flags on campus, remember those affected my dating violence and be on the look out for the "red flags" in any relationship you witness.



by Myra Colon, Staff Member

"Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It is the product of Faith, Strength, Energy, Will, Sympathy, Justice, Imagination, and the triumph of principle. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism." - Dorothy Thompson

In this newsletter...

September in Review

Welcome Week

An Invitation to First Year Women Rock!

Elections Corner

Volunteer Opportunities

Love EveryBODY Day

The Red Flag Campaign

Do you know what the red flags are?

Elections Corner


The Presidential Election is just around the corner! Become informed about the many issues that will directly impact women and be sure to VOTE next month!

"Our Decision: Women in the Election"

Mon, 10/29; Warren Auditorium, 6-7:30pm

Faculty from Political Science, History, & Women's & Gender Studies will speak to the role of women in this year's election and issues directly impacting women.

USD Women in Politics and Public Policy Initiative is one of several co-sponsors of this event.

Check out these opportunities to get involved!

Volunteering is the best way to learn about the events going on at the Women's Center and about what we do here!



Do you know how to spot Red Flags?

October is Domestic & Parnter Violence Awareness Month. Do you know the red flags for domestic or partner violence?

Watch out for partners who:

  • Abuse alcohol or other drugs
  • Have a history of getting into fights or destroying/breaking property
  • Blame you for how they treat you or for anything bad that happens
  • Try to isolate you and control whom you see or where you go

Other clues that indicate an abusive relationship:

  • You feel afraid to disagree or even break up with the partner
  • You tell yourself that if you try harder and love your partner enough, it will work out despite physical or mental abuse


All of these examples are signs and do not determine whether or not you or others are in an abusive relationship. However, you must be aware of these signs and be prepared to deal with partner violence.