The Coalition Against Relationship Abuse (CARA)

The Coalition Against Relationship Abuse (CARA) is the on-campus resource for issues related to domestic violence and relationship abuse.  Our work centers around raising awareness and getting our name out as a a resource center for those who want to learn more, whether for academic or personal interests.  Our projects this year include:

  • The Clothesline Project, where survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault create T-shirts relating to their experiences.  The shirts are then hung on the Main Green for public viewing.
  • Movie screenings that explore the far-reaching effects of domestic violence on families and society.  These take place every third Sunday of the month and also involve discussion of the movies and the questions they raise.
  • Self-defense seminars to protect against assault.
  • Working to raise awareness by inviting speakers, hosting informational panels, and distributing publicity.