On Sunday evening, January 6, the St. Mark's student One Love Club hosted a One Love Escalation Workshop in the Center Presentation Room on campus.
One Love is the national leader in educating young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships and galvanizing them as leaders of change. One Love believes that by teaching young people to #LoveBetter and what healthy behaviors look like, the statistics around abuse, sexual assault and harassment can be changed.
The Escalation Workshop is a film-based discussion designed to open people's eyes to the warning signs of relationship abuse. The workshop consisted of a film, Escalation, followed by a guided discussion led by a trained One Love facilitator. The film follows a college-aged couple through the very sweet beginnings of their relationship and shows how unhealthy behaviors can escalate into abuse.
After watching the film, workshop participants discussed what they had seen, with conversation focusing on the early warning signs of relationship abuse and what they can do if they witness or experience these warning signs.
"It was a small group," said Sophie Student '20, representing the St. Mark's One Love Club, "but it went really well." She is hoping that One Love will be able to return to campus later this year for an expanded program.