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Domestic Violence Week Oct. 26-30 Is Sponsored by U of M Student Activities Council University News
For release: October 21, 2009

For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843

The week of Oct. 26-30 is Domestic Violence Week, a time to spotlight the prevalence of domestic violence in America and to explore ways to deal with and overcome domestic violence. The University of Memphis Student Activities Council is sponsoring a series of events that week to give the campus and the community a better understanding of this serious issue. Students, faculty, staff and the public are invited to attend. All events are free of charge.


The week’s calendar of events includes:


Monday, Oct. 26, through Friday, Oct. 30
The Clothesline Project, with t-shirts, each a different color to symbolize the various forms of domestic violence, hung from clotheslines in the Ned R. McWherter Library


Monday, Oct. 26 – 4 p.m.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, a march to stop domestic violence, with men walking in women’s high-heeled shoes, followed by a discussion, Student Plaza


Tuesday, Oct. 27 – 6 p.m.
Screening of Enough, followed by a discussion, Psychology Auditorium


Wednesday, Oct. 281 p.m.
Survivors’ panel discussion, Rose Theatre Lobby

7 p.m. Keynote address by Teri Jendusa-Nicolai, a survivor of kidnapping and abuse, Psychology Auditorium


Thursday, Oct. 29 – 7 p.m.
Warning Signs of Abuse workshop, Richardson Towers Game Room


For more information, call 901-678-8679, email, or visit Web site

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