Epsilon APhiG Speaks
Domestic violence is violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the
violent abuse of a spouse or a partner. Different forms of domestic violence can be control,
isolation, sexual abuse, economical abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, and
using male privilege. We understand that through the pandemic cases have risen. When
survivors are forced to stay in the home or in proximity of their abuser, it can create
circumstances where their safety is compromised, and they may need to alter their safety plan.
On April 21, 2022, the ladies of Alpha Phi Gamma at Epsilon Chapter – DePaul University, held
our annual APhiG Speaks event and fundraiser to pledge our support towards the fight against
domestic violence. Starting at the Student Center Atrium at 11am, our Active sisters tabled and
connected with students.
To prepare, the day prior, our Neos purchased donuts from Krispy Kreme to decorate them into
pandas and make sugar cookies! The panda donuts were a great hit and we sold out. Our other
sisters helped with cutting ribbons and making the posters. As our first in person APhiG Speaks
event, we had a fun time. Alongside tabling, we also created an Instagram bingo where we
At our table, we had our “These Hands Don’t Hurt” signs where people were able to trace their
hands and sign their name. Each person was given the opportunity to take a pin(s) as well. The
purple ribbons symbolize awareness for domestic violence and the teal ribbons symbolize
awareness for sexual assault.
We want to give a huge shoutout to DePaul faculty, staff, and students who purchased and
came to show support. Thank you to the family, friends, and Sisters who also donated to our
Instagram fundraiser. All proceeds are going to Connections for Abused Women and their
Children (CAWC), a nonprofit organization here in Chicago.
For any victims and survivors who need support, the National Domestic Violence Hotline is here
for you, 24/7.
Call 1-800-799-7233 or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text
LOVEIS to 22522.