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. 28 – 1 p.m.
Survivors’ panel discussion, Rose Theatre Lobby
7 p.m. Keynote address by Teri Jendusa-Nicolai, a survivor of kidnapping and abuse,
Thursday, Oct. 29 – 7 p.m.
Warning Signs of Abuse workshop, Richardson Towers Game Room
For more information, call 901-678-8679, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Web site www.memphis.edu/sac