Month: October 2016

“The Yellow Dress”, October 11

10/11 “The Yellow Dress” Intimate Partner Violence
The UConn Police invites students, staff, and faculty to the “The Yellow Dress” performance by Deana’s Educational Theater in the UConn Student Union Theater on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 from 7pm-8pm. There is no charge for admission. This one-woman play portrays the signs and dangers of dating violence through the story of a young woman who was a victim of intimate partner violence. The performance is followed by a thought-provoking discussion that engages the audience in a reflection of the events that occurred throughout the performance.

In conjunction with “The Yellow Dress,” the UConn Police is also sponsoring a winter-clothing drive to donate winter necessities to CT Domestic Violence shelters through the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence this October. Donations will be accepted September 28th through October 10th in the UCPD Library Substation located in the basement near the Leisure Reading Room. Individuals may also drop off donations to the UConn Police Department and direct the items to the Community Policing Unit. Encouraged items include new or lightly worn gloves, scarves, hats, earmuffs, socks (new).

Hours for donation collection—Library Substation:
Thursday, September 29th
9am – Noon

Monday, October 3rd
12 Noon – 3pm

Tuesday, October 4th
9am – 12 Noon

Wednesday, October 5th
12 Noon – 3pm

Thursday, October 6th
9am – Noon

For more information, contact: Kathryn Overturf at

Clothesline Project, October 5-7

The Clothesline Project is a traveling visual display of t-shirts made by survivors and secondary survivors of gender-based violence to raise awareness about the prevalence of these violations right here on campus.

Survivors and supporters are encouraged to stop by the VAWPP Office (SU Room 419) anytime between Wednesday, October 5 and Friday, October 7, 11:00AM – 1:00PM, to create a t-shirt of their own in a private and safe environment.

If you cannot make a t-shirt during the times scheduled, please contact the VAWPP Coordinator at
For more information, contact: Lauren Donais at lauren.donais@uconn.eduOct