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Green Dot Week

Walk into the Roesch Library first-floor lobby and you will see it has transformed for Green Dot Week. Green Dot is the initiative on campus that promotes safety for everyone and communicates utter intolerance for power based personal violence in our University of Dayton community.

We are hopeful our display of green dots will allow you to reflect on what you can do to make our community safer and consider what green dots you can do this semester. See the list of green dot ideas over on the Green Dot website. Then, submit a green dot that you have done using the online form. Each time you submit your own green dot you will be entered into a drawing for Dr. Curran's basketball tickets for the February 20th game! 

Lastly, many libraries staff and faculty members have completed the official Green Dot training. We compiled a list of green dots in the form of books and movies. Watch or read and be inspired. 

  • Rachel Barnett, evening access services specialist, suggests Sex and World Peace by Valerie Hudson et al. "This book unsettles a variety of assumptions in political and security discourse, demonstrating that the security of women is a vital factor in the security of the state and its incidence of conflict and war."
  • Katy Kelly, communications and outreach librarian, suggests Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari. "An interesting look at romantic relationships today with a fun mixture of humor, pop culture references, and sociology."
  • Patricia Meinking, acquisitions and assessment specialist, suggests the film Maria Full of Grace (2004), directed by Joshua Marston. "In a small village in Colombia, the pregnant seventeen years old Maria supports her family with her salary working in a floriculture. She is fired and with a total lack of perspective of finding a new job, she decides to accept the offer to work as a drug mule, flying to USA with sixty-two pellets of cocaine in her stomach. Once in New York, things do not happen as planned." - Plot summary by Stephen Bowen.
  • Jack O’Gorman, research and instruction librarian, suggests Restoring Civil Societies edited by Kai J. Jonas and Thomas A. Morton. The publisher's summary reads, “civic engagement--from bystander intervention to organizing collective activity--is distinguished as a collective effort by which individuals re-institute the civil basis of society...” 
  • Nichole Rustad, digital projects and graphic design manager, suggests The Deal by Elle Kennedy. “Romance veteran Elle Kennedy tackles the difficult subject of sexual assault with frank sensitivity. When college student Hannah Wells agrees to tutor star athlete Garrett Graham so he can keep his place on the hockey team, she doesn’t bargain on developing feelings for him. Still reeling from the trauma of being raped at a high school party, Hannah struggles with trust and intimacy.”

No one has to do everything, but everyone has to do something. Which green dot will you do?

- Katy Kelly, communications and outreach librarian

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