October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and Breast Cancer Awareness month. The women of MacCurdy House helped to raise awareness about domestic violence by distributing purple ribbons and fact-filled bookmarks around campus. To raise awareness of Breast Cancer, members of the campus community recieved pink ribbons, monthly breast self-exam stickers, and shower instruction cards.
Bethany, Kristi, Becky and Katie assemble ribbons in MacCurdy House front room.
Katie, Dr. Chih-Ping Chen, Kristi, Becky and Bethany discuss what to include in the Pink Ribbon packets.
Homecoming Weekend, October 1
House residents won the prize in the Homecoming Parade banner contest for Creativity. They will use their prize money to support their many projects.
MacCurdy House residents display their banner for the Homecoming Parade.
MacCurdy House residents Becky, Katie, Kristi and Bethany relax after the parade.
Love Your Body party, October 11
MacCurdy House sponsored a celebration of women's bodies which included viewing the video Hollywood's Smoke & Mirrors, a discussion of eating disorders & body acceptance, and both healthy and indulgent snacks.
Clothesline Project, October 26
Residents of MacCurdy house staffed a table near the Clothesline Project, a display of t-shirts made by survivors of intimate violence, to raise awareness and offer support.
Halloween Party, October 30
MacCurdy House residents hosted a party to introduce international students to the American traditions of Halloween.