Red Flag Campaign Brings Domestic Violence Awareness to GCC

Thursday, October 14, 2021
 

In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Gateway Community College (GCC) will participate in The Red Flag Campaign for the entire month of October. Through various virtual and in-person events, topics of violence prevention, unhealthy relationships behaviors, and warning signs will be the focus of the month’s activities. Additionally, violence prevention resources will be highlighted.

The Red Flag Campaign is a national awareness campaign that sets to address dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence on college campuses. The campaign encourages community members to “say something” when “red flags” (warning signs) are noticed in a peer’s relationship. 

Speaker, college advocate, and prevention coordinator Norah Hartlipp will host a virtual workshop on “Healthy Relationships and Understanding Unhealthy Relationship Warning Signs” on October 14th at 1pm.

The Red Flag Campaign will continue October 21 at 1pm with a Resources Panel highlighting local resources for those who find themselves, friends, or family members in an unhealthy relationship. Victim service coordinator Jessica LaComb, family violence victim advocate supervisor Barbara Bellucci, regional advising director Licella Arboleda, and various counselors from Gateway Community College will join the virtual panel discussion.

“Bystander Intervention and Domestic Violence” with speaker Kyle Richard will conclude The Red Flag Campaign on October 28 at 2pm. The in-person event, located on campus in room S211, will be led by Kyle Richard who is a violence prevention advocate, violence survivor, and former college athlete.

For access to all of The Red Flag Campaign events, please visit www.gatewayct.edu/red-flag-campaign. For more information about The Red Flag Campaign, please visit www.theredflagcampaign.org.

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