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Date: Oct 03, 2007
Hofstra Marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month
A Self Defense Seminar, Artistic Expression Workshop, Open Mic Night and Love Presentation
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – Hofstra University’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a month devoted to raising awareness of domestic violence, features an open mic night, a self defense seminar, a presentation on the impact of media and society on domestic violence and masculinity and an artistic expression workshop.
“Domestic abuse can happen to anyone, anywhere, in any part of the world," said Sandra Johnson, Vice President of Student Affairs. “It is our responsibility as citizens to understand these issues and to strive towards the elimination of domestic violence in our community.”
Domestic Violence Awareness Month was created in October of 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The objective was to connect battered women’s advocates across nations who were working to end violence against women and their children. Throughout the month there are a variety of events at numerous locations but a common theme that is honored at every event is: “Mourning those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrating those who have survived, and connecting those who work to end violence.”
Some of the Domestic Violence Awareness Month events are listed below and opened to the Hofstra Community only.
Thursday October 4, 2007
8- 10 a.m. Arena Parking Lot: Safe Lot Project. What makes you feel safe? Express your thoughts!
Friday October 12, 2007
6-8 p.m. Netherlands Cafe: Open Mic Night for Domestic Awareness & Safe Residential Hall project. Let your voice be heard! All student groups are welcome to perform. Free Food!
Week of October 15th
9 a.m. - 5 p.m: Mack Student Center Atrium: White Ribbon Campaign. Wear a White Ribbon and speak out against violence against women, condemn violence against women and refuse to tolerate violence against women. Search for Solutions to end violence against women, co-Sponsored with SOAR, PSU and Nassau Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Tuesday October 23, 2007
8 p.m. Mack Student Center East Plaza Room: What about love? Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence presentation. Co-sponsored with Alpha Theta Beta sorority.
Wednesday October 24, 2007
11:15 a.m. Hofstra Hall: Walk With Me. Give peace a chance and walk to end domestic violence. This is a silent procession to raise awareness and mobilize our youth to be come more involved in combating domestic violence.
Monday October 29, 2007
7 p.m. Recreation Center: Self Defense Demonstration.
Tuesday October 30, 2007
7 p.m. Mack Student Center Game Room: Beautiful and Strong. Express yourself at a Creative Painting Workshop.
8 p.m. Monroe Lecture Hall: “Don’t Throw Like A Girl”. Donald McPherson will present the impact of language, media and other social and cultural influences on the perception of masculinity its impact on domestic violence.
For more information on Domestic Violence Awareness Month events please visit the website at www.hofstra.edu or call Student Activities at 516-463-6914.