ABOUT ONE LOVE:
The One Love Foundation is working to end relationship violence by educating, empowering, and activating young people in a movement for change. One Love was created in 2010 to honor Yeardley Love, a University of Virginia lacrosse player who was beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend just three weeks before graduation. After her death, Yeardley’s family and friends were stunned to learn the incredible prevalence of relationship violence; namely that one in three women will be in an abusive relationship in her lifetime and that young women ages 16-24 are at 3X greater risk. As time passed, they came to realize that if they’d had better information about what an unhealthy and potentially dangerous relationship looked like, they might have been able to intervene, changing Yeardley's outcome entirely.That's why we're here. We hope you'll join us in taking a stand.
For more information visit: www.joinonelove.org
WHAT WE ARE DOING:
As a team, we have been working to raise awareness about the One Love Foundation and relationship violence. Back in the fall, we participated in an Escalation Workshop as a team to become better educated about relationship violence and signs of an unhealthy relationship. Since then, a few of our team members have become facilitators and have hosted their own Escalation Workshops for other teams on campus.
On Saturday, March 3rd, our team will host UMass in our first One Love Awareness Game. The goal of this game is to continue to raise awareness about relationship violence, honor Yeardley, and raise money for the One Love Foundation. If you are interested in making a donation, all donations will go directly to the One Love Foundation.