Students Support Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Women of Alpha Chi Omega sorority at William Woods University, along with the Students for Social Work Club and Westminster students, will team up with the Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV).

Together they will host various events to raise support for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The film “An Empty Place at the Table,” which honors women and children who lost their lives in domestic violence, will be shown at 6 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 16) in room 006 of the Burton Business Building.

Following the film, Kate Harrison of CARDV; Sarah Breseke, WWU counselor, and various students will lead a discussion about domestic violence awareness and prevention.

During the Clothesline Project, WWU students will decorate t-shirts with domestic violence facts at 7 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 17) in the Blue Room of Tucker Dining Hall. The t-shirts will be hung on a clothesline and displayed in the McNutt Campus Center.

“Our goal is to raise awareness and honor victims of domestic assault,” said WWU student and Alpha Chi Omega member Sable Handke of Glen Ellyn, Ill.

“Take Back the Night,” the final event for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at Westminster College. Various speakers will talk to students and members of the community about domestic violence.

At the conclusion of the evening there will be a candlelight walk to the top of the hill. This will serve as a time to honor past victims of domestic violence and hear stories from people that have experienced it themselves.