Domestic Violence Awareness Presentation

domestic violence 2014 siteboxThe Center for Women’s Development at Medgar Evers College announces its 2014 Domestic Violence Awareness Presentation with special recognition of the increasing numbers of students affected by this tragedy. Domestic/intimate partner violence is a recurring issue in students’ ability to successfully matriculate.  Nationally, an overwhelming 90% of domestic/intimate partner violence victims are women, with devastating consequences for individuals and families.

In a Proclamation declaring October National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, President Barack Obama stated, “During this month, we rededicate ourselves to breaking the cycle of violence.  By providing young people with education about healthy relationships, and by changing attitudes that support violence, we recognize that domestic violence can be prevented.”

The Center for Women’s Development continues to provide direct counseling and referral services for victims as well as educational and prevention programs for the college community.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 you are invited to attend a Center for Women’s Development Domestic Violence Awareness Presentation in collaboration with Project CHANGE. Join us in raising awareness around this prevalent issue that continues to plague our communities. Come and be a part of the discussion and solution. The event will be from 11:30am—12:45pm in the EOJ auditorium.

All are welcomed.

For more information, please call (718) 270-5022/5155 or email Kareen Odate at kodate@mec.cuny.edu.

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Event Details

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
EOJ Auditorium
1938 Bedford Avenue
11:30am

 

About Medgar Evers College

Located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Medgar Evers College is a growing institution offering both Associate and Baccalaureate degrees.  The nearly 7,000-member student body is primarily comprised of those who are the first in their families to attend college.  A senior college within The City University of New York (CUNY) system, Medgar Evers College was established in 1970 with a mandate to meet the educational and social needs of the Central Brooklyn community.  With a commitment to students who desire a sound academic foundation as well as an opportunity for personal development, Medgar Evers College seeks to provide high-quality, professional, career-oriented undergraduate degree programs in the context of a liberal arts education.  For more information, visit www.mec.cuny.edu