October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  To bring attention to this issue, there are several happenings at Marygrove College.  Read on!

– A segment of the Marygrove College clothesline project has been placed in the library in the display case across from the circulation desk. The t-shirts were designed by Marygrove students in recognition of violence against women.

– A domestic violence dinner table display has been placed next to the Main Dining Room in the Madame Cadillac building on the first floor. Stop by and reflect on how domestic violence affects everyone. Take a purple ribbon and wear it for the rest of the month, learn the statistics and read the poems placed on the table by Marygrove students.

In addition, the following event is sponsored by the Social Work Department, the Student Affairs Office, and the Women’s Center:

– A domestic violence candlelight vigil will be held in the Main Dining Room on October 26, 2011, from 6 – 8 pm. The program will feature local survivors and poets, domestic violence agencies, community-based organizations and professionals in the field.

– After the candlelight vigil, Marygrove students are invited to join a panel of experts in the dorms for a discussion on relationship safety from 8:30 – 9:30 pm. This is a coordinated activity for the purpose of engaging our students and community and supporting those who may be currently in a violent relationship or recovering from one.

Questions? Contact assistant professor Kalimah Johnson, Social Work Department at 313-927-1484.

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