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ASU's Counseling Center to sponsor
'Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Week'
Sept. 27- Oct. 1
September 20, 2010
-- October is Domestic Violence Awareness
month, and in an effort to draw attention to problems related to sexual
assault and domestic violence, the
Counseling Center is sponsoring Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
Awareness and Prevention Week. Interactive educational activities will
be held each day in the Natural State Lounge of the Reng Student
Services Center/Student Union, 101 N. Caraway Road, with a
candlelight vigil to be held in the Student Union courtyard (near the
Chi Omega fountain on Aggie Road) on Tuesday evening.
The Silent Witness Project
Monday-Friday, Sept. 27-Oct. 1, Natural State Lounge, Student Union:
Domestic Violence is a pattern of assaultive and coercive behaviors
including physical, sexual, and psychological attacks as well as
economic coercion that adults or adolescents use against their intimate
partners or other family members.
Created by the Arkansas
Coalition Against Domestic Violence in 1995, the Silent Witness
Project consists of life-sized plywood cutouts painted red and black.
Each cutout represents a female victim murdered by an intimate partner
from the most recent year and tells the victim's story on a shield
attached to the cutout. Last year, 21 Arkansas women were murdered
during acts of domestic violence.
A video version of the Clothesline Project will also be
displayed. Created by Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence in
1994, the project is a collection of approximately 300 hand-decorated
T-shirts displayed on a clothesline, with each T-shirt representing a
woman killed in Arkansas by an intimate partner from 1989 to 2009.
The Silent Witness will be displayed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in
the Natural State Lounge area of ASU's Student Union. The public is
encouraged to join the ASU campus community and participate in this
educational awareness program.
Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil
Student Union Courtyard (Near the Chi Omega Fountain, Aggie Road):
A candlelight vigil to honor victims and survivors of domestic
violence will be held on Tuesday evening, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m.
This is an annual event held by the ASU Counseling Center to increase
awareness of the effects of domestic violence and to encourage the
community to take steps to prevent domestic violence in our families and
Speakers at the event will include domestic violence survivor Carolyn
Thomas, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Co-Occurring Disorder
Professional, and Tamara Pace, Miss Black Arkansas.
Last year, 21 Arkansas women were murdered during acts of domestic
violence. Each victim will be personally memorialized during the
vigil. The public is encouraged to join the ASU campus community and
participate in this educational awareness program.
For more information, contact
Dr. Phil Hestand
Counseling Center, (870) 972-2318.
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