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About Green Dot


Visualize for a moment that unforgettable image of small red dots spreading across a computer generated map of the US‚ symbolizing the spread of some terrible epidemic – each tiny red dot representing an individual case. With disturbing speed‚ the three or four single dots multiply and spread until the whole map emits a red glow comprised of a zillion tiny dots. 

Now imagine for a moment a map North Central College. Each red dot on this map represents an act of power-based personal violence (sexual violence, domestic violence, stalking, bullying) – or a choice to tolerate‚ justify or perpetuate this violence. A red dot is a rape – a red dot is a hit – a red dot is a threat – a red dot is an individual choice to do nothing in the face of a potentially high risk situation.

Green Dot

Now imagine adding a green dot in the middle of all those red dots on your map. A green dot is any behavior‚ choice‚ word‚ or attitude that promotes safety for all our citizens and communicates utter intolerance for violence. A green dot is pulling a friend out of a high risk situation – a green dot is donating a few dollars to your local service provider– a green dot is displaying an awareness poster in your room or residence hall – a green dot is putting a green dot message on your facebook page – a green dot is striking up a conversation with a friend or family member about how much this issue matters to you.

If we do not begin replacing moments of violence with moments of support and safety‚ then we will surely continue to have more than 1 in 4 women and countless men become victims of violence. A green dot is simply your individual choice at any given moment to make our world safer.

Register for or Request Training Here: Green Dot Training

Upcoming trainings are scheduled for:

  • April 14, 2018

All training sessions are held in the upper-level of the Harold and Eva White Activities Center from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Lunch will be served during all trainings.

 

Other Upcoming Dyson Wellness Center Events:

Week 3:

Green Dot Student Training: Saturday, April 14th 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Upper WAC: Students are invited to take part in NC’s violence prevention and bystander intervention training program. Students will learn ways to recognize behaviors that can lead to violence, and ways that they can safely intervene. Help us build a strong and safe community! Students can register for training by emailing greendot@noctrl.edu

 

Week 4:

Daughters of Ire: Wednesday, April 18th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm in Meiley-Swallow: Savanna Rae, brings to life the stories of three strong Celtic women who were warriors and queens and shares a powerful lesson of how rape culture continues today.

Free Massage Days: Tuesday, April 17th from 11:00am to 2:00pm in Upper WAC Dining Room: Enjoy a free, 10-minute chair massage from a trained professional to relieve some tension! Featuring Advanced Performance and Solaia Experience Spa

 

Week 5: Suicide Awareness Week

Guest Speaker- Tom Zuba: Sunday, April 22nd at 3:00 pm in Ratio Hall: Tom speaks about the loss of his family members to help the audience learn new ways to cope with grief following the loss of loved ones.

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training: Tuesday, April 24th, 12pm-2pm or 4pm-6pm in Ratio Hall: The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. There will be two training times available to all staff, faculty, and students: 12:00pm-2:00pm & 4:00pm-6:00pm

Keynote Speaker- Neil Hilborn: Thursday, April 26th, 8pm in Madden Theatre: CUAB presents Neil Hilborn, an American slam poet who writes and performs poetry. His poems often detail personal experiences and battles with mental illness.

Before I Die: April 23rd-26th, 10am-4pm on Jefferson Lawn: Before I Die is a global art project that invites people to reflect on their lives. Write your biggest dreams and most important goals and be inspired by those of other people.

Dyson Dog Days: Thursday, April 26th from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at ResRec: Stressed? Tired? Homesick? Come and say hello to some friendly therapy dogs. They will surely make you smile!

 

Week 6:

Green Dot Baseball Game: Friday, May 4th at 3:00 pm at Zimmerman Baseball Field: Show your support for Green Dot and the baseball team! Green Dot is partnering with the baseball team for a themed game, including activities, prizes, and food. Wear your Green Dot shirt!

All About the Facts, No Treble: Friday, May 4th from 7:00pm-9:00pm at Upper WAC: Come join us for karaoke night! There will also be stations for a variety of health education games, trivia, and raffles to win prizes!

 

Week 9:

Free Massage Days: Tuesday, May 22nd from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Upper WAC Dining Room: Enjoy a free, 10-minute chair massage from a trained professional to relieve some tension! Featuring Advanced Performance and Solaia Experience Spa

 

Week 10:

Dyson Dog Days: Thursday, May 31st from 12:00pm to 2:00pm in ResRec: Stressed? Tired? Homesick? Come and say hello to some friendly therapy dogs. They will surely make you smile!

 

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