October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

RCTC Student Life will be hosting many events over the month of October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

October 1-31
Tombstone and Picture Wall Memorial Display – View the names and read the stories of the women, men and children who lost their lives in Minnesota as a result of Domestic Violence. Displays will remain at RCTC Campus throughout October.

October 7
11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Atrium: The Women’s Shelter will have information available at a table.

October 13
6-8 p.m. in Hill Theater: Tough Guise 2 – A film about Violence, Manhood & American Culture. Preceding the film there will be an short introduction. Following the film there will be discussion and Q&A with audience members.

In this highly anticipated update of the influential and widely acclaimed Tough Guise, pioneering anti-violence educator and cultural theorist Jackson Katz argues that the ongoing epidemic of men’s violence in America is rooted in our inability as a society to move beyond outmoded ideals of manhood. In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent and regressive forms of masculinity in the face of challenges to traditional male power and authority. Along the way, the film provides a stunning look at the violent, sexist, and homophobic messages boys and young men routinely receive from virtually every corner of the culture, from television, movies, video games, and advertising to pornography, the sports culture, and U.S. political culture. Tough Guise 2 stands to empower a new generation of young men — and women — to challenge the myth that being a real man means putting up a false front and engaging in violent and self-destructive behavior.

October 14
11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Atrium: The Women’s Shelter will have information available at a table.

October 22
6-8 p.m. in Hill Theater: Killing Us Softly 4 – A film about Advertisement’s Image of Women Preceding the film there will be an short introduction.  Following the film there will be discussion and Q&A with audience members.

This highly anticipated update of Jean Kilbourne’s influential and award-winning Killing Us Softly series, the first in more than a decade, takes a fresh look at American advertising and discovers that the more things have changed, the more they’ve stayed the same. Breaking down a staggering range of more than 160 print and television ads, Kilbourne uncovers a steady stream of sexist and misogynistic images and messages, laying bare a world of frighteningly thin women in positions of passivity, and a restrictive code of femininity that works to undermine girls and women in the real world. At once provocative and inspiring, Killing Us Softly 4 stands to challenge yet another generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, gender violence, and contemporary politics.

October 21
11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Atrium: The Women’s Shelter will have information available at a table.

October 28
11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Atrium: The Women’s Shelter will have information available at a table.

October 29
10 a.m.–6:30 p.m. in Atrium: Commemoration of those impacted by Domestic Violence Vigil

10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. in Atrium: Informational booths from local agencies

6:30–8 p.m. in Atrium: Community Vigil

Join us in remembering and honoring the 19 Minnesotans that died in 2014 as a result of Domestic Violence and also to celebrate the survivors of Domestic Violence.

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