Oct. 24 - Collective Trauma Community Healing Events
Date: October 24, 2023
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The NVC Conduct Office and San Antonio Peace Center will host three events to bring awareness about domestic, dating, and intimate partner violence.
Sessions at 9:30am, 12:30pm, and 3pm.
Contact Elladean Moreno at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Supported by the NVC Activity Fee.
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The discussion will connect to the theme of collective trauma and collective healing. The Compassionate USA campaign will be discussed as a resource and some promotional items from Compassion USA will be available to students. We will have a counselor on site should students need to speak to someone and information on how to access counseling services for employees.
Location: PCA theater
Speaker: Denise Tolan
Ms. Tolan will read from her memoir, Italian Blood. The book is a series of stories about her family followed by a Q&A and book signing. There will be a raffle for attendees to have a chance to win Ms. Tolan’s book. Attendees will also have an opportunity to honor someone who experienced domestic/dating/partner violence or was lost due to violence by writing their name on a purple ribbon and tying it to the bridge between RLC and LOH. Student Life will provide pizza for students and the President’s office will provide dessert and drinks. We will have a counselor on site should students need to speak to someone and information on how to access counseling services for employees.
Location: LOH outdoor classroom
Community Art Project
Mig Garcia – Will introduce the community artwork project, discuss collective trauma and healing
Denise Tolan – Will discuss how writing aid the healing process
Diana Kersey – Will discuss how art can be transformative
This portion of the event is a community art project. Participants will have an opportunity to write about their experience with trauma on rice paper then place the paper inside a ceramic vase. The session will show how art can be transformative and help demonstrate that from trauma there can also be beauty. The vases will be displayed on campus. We will have a counselor on site should students need to speak to someone and information on how to access counseling services for employees.
NVC Cares allows all students, faculty, and staff to uphold codes of conduct and report any behavioral or potential Title IX issues or complaints for review.
Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex (gender) of employees and students, including sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, sexual exploitation, gender discrimination, and relationship/dating violence.