Violence prevention and awareness is a major focal point for the Center for Social Justice and Inclusion as well as the university.
Through various efforts, inclusive of programs, events, and educational components, we seek to provide current information and a safe space. We also use signature events, such as Take Back The Night and Vagina Monologues, to help educate our campus and community.
Because violence can impact our students academically, the CSJ&I plays a vital role in ensuring that students who seek help are provided with immediate assistance and resources within our scope. It is important to note that the we are not a shelter, but we can provide shelter resources and safety planning.
- Take Back the Night is an annual event at UM-Dearborn that includes a rally and march through the campus to symbolically reclaim the streets. The event concludes with survivors of domestic and sexual violence telling their stories, often sharing the experiences in public for the first time.
- The Vagina Monologues is based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women's sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, and performance of The Vagina Monologues is V-Day's most chosen creative vehicle to bring the message forward.
- EverFi courses are designed for use at a population level that is, given to an entire population of students, such as an entering first-year class. This method creates a comprehensive learning experience that: Motivates behavior change; Resets unrealistic expectations; Links student choices to academic and personal success; Helps students practice healthier and safer decision-making.