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Boise State Students Shed Light

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October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month– a month dedicated to bringing awareness to an issue that is too oftenBoise State SUB kept private. Throughout the month we saw the community get involved in several ways by volunteering for ribbon making, doing outreach, attending and supporting us at one of our events, participating in the Sue B 5K, and hanging clothesline projects in local businesses.

A group of Boise State Students chose to focus on raising awareness about Domestic Violence for the service component of their University Foundations 200 class. Taught by Sara Fry, the class focuses on the ethics of safety, which connects to the mission of the WCA–to provide “safety, freedom and healing from domestic abuse and sexual assault.”

Partnering with the WCA, the first thing they were able to accomplish was getting the lights in the Student Union building on campus changed to purple.  When asked what they want to accomplish, they agreed: “By showing purple lights in the Student Union Building, we hope to bring awareness to domestic violence as well as pay our respects to survivors. Purple is not a color you see every day in such a prominent manner, so it really catches the eyes of those who view the SUB at night. We hope it sparks interest and curiosity in viewers so they wonder about the purpose of the lights. The light also symbolically represents honoring survivors, since the act of domestic violence is born in a place of darkness. As Dr. Martin Luther King once said, ‘Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.’ We are not only “shining light” on the issue, but also underlining the message that being full of light and love can really make a difference in someone’s life. Even if it is just one person that feels moved by this display of support and alliance, we will have accomplished our mission of spreading unwavering support, awareness, and advocacy for domestic violence survivors.”

The class has more plans for November to continue raising awareness and starting conversations. Seeing the community participate like this throughout the month has brought feelings of gratitude and hope to see the way people come together to continually go above and beyond in helping our community thrive.

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EVENTS

Jul 11

2022

WCA Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Jul 28

2022

WCA Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Oct 02

2022

SueB 5k 10k 2022

On October 2, 2022, we celebrate the 13th annual SueB 5k 10k at noon After two years of racing virtually, we invite you to join us IN PERSON to raise awareness about domestic abuse, while memorializing the life of an individual who has brought so many people together. The SueB 5k 10k provides a space […]

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Oct 12

2022

Witches Night Out at the Village

Mark your calendars for Witches Night Out on October 12, 2022 from 5 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 12 we will be celebrating Witches Night Out at The Village at Meridian, hosted by Meridian’s Centercal Properties and its marvelous merchants. Several sponsors help make the evening a resounding success, raising funds for the WCA’ clients’ […]

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Oct 28

2022

Healing Begins with Hope

WCA Healing Begins with Hope Virtual Outreach and Fundraising Event When: October 28, 2022 As the WCA celebrates 112 years of changing lives, we would like to invite our community to mark their calendars and save the date! The event will be an opportunity to learn more about the WCA’s mission of safety, healing and […]

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