Stalking Action Month 2022

Join Safer for Stalking Action Month through our campaign: Call It What It Is: Stalking. Too often, stalking behaviors are minimized, ignored, or even romanticized - it's time to name the behavior and prevent it.

Follow our outreach campaign all month long on Instagram at @calpolysafer, and join us for the following events!

January 2022 Events

"You" Season 3 Screening & Dialogue

Wed 1/5, 6-8pm

Yakʔityutyu Community Center

Attachment Styles Booth with PULSE

Thurs 1/6, 11am-1pm

UU Plaza

Boundaries Resiliency Workshop with Counseling Services

Tues 1/11, 11am-12pm

Zoom | Register here!

Conflict Styles Booth

Thurs 1/13, 11am-1pm

UU Plaza

Shoot Your Shot with Men's Basketball

Sat 1/15, 7pm

Mott Athletics Center

Affirmations Booth with Women Empowered

Wed 1/19, 11am-1pm

UU Plaza

What is Stalking?: Community Panel

Thurs 1/20, 11am-12pm

Zoom | Register here!

Do and Donuts of Online Dating Booth

Wed 1/26, 11am-1pm

UU Plaza

Stalking in the Digital Age: Keynote with Adam Dodge

Thurs 1/27, 11am-12pm

Zoom | Register here!

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History of Stalking Awareness & Prevention Month

In January 2004, the National Center for Victims of Crime launched National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM) to increase the public’s understanding of the crime of stalking. NSAM emerged from the work of the Stalking Resource Center, a National Center program funded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, to raise awareness about stalking and help develop and implement multidisciplinary responses to the crime.

NSAM began in response to a 2003 call to the Stalking Resource Center from Debbie Riddle, the sister of murdered stalking victim Peggy Klinke. Riddle wanted to transform her family’s painful tragedy into a force for good—and to help improve law enforcement’s response to stalking and save lives. Riddle’s call all led to a concurrent Congressional resolution on stalking; a national program on Lifetime Television, hosted by Erin Brockovich, featuring Peggy Klinke’s story; and a Lifetime video, “Stalking: Real Fear, Real Crime,” to train law enforcement about the crime. In July 2003, the National Center for Victims of Crime, in partnership with Representative Heather Wilson (R-NM) and Lifetime Television, told Peggy’s story at a Congressional briefing on Capitol Hill, which focused on strengthening law enforcement’s response to the crime.

That same day, Representative Wilson introduced a Congressional resolution to support National Stalking Awareness Month. The following January, the National Center for Victims of Crime launched the first observance of National Stalking Awareness Month and supported communities across the nation in planning the event (NCVC, 2015).

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