Campus Participates in Domestic Violence Awareness Month


Campus Participates in Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The Clothesline Project will be on display in in University Park on Oct. 5 from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The American Medical Association estimates that more than 4 million women are victims of assaults by their boyfriends or husbands each year. That grim statistic doesnt include children and men who are also affected by abuse in the home. To help empower victims of domestic violence, Cal Poly Pomona is taking part in national Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. The following events

are open to the public. For more information, contact Diane Sands at (909) 869-3102 or dcsands@cpp.edu.

Clothesline Project and Hate Crime Memorial

The Clothesline Project will be on display in University Park on Oct. 5 from 9

a.m. to 2 p.m. The Clothesline Project is a powerful testimonial from survivors of assault, rape and incest who have created several hundred T-shirts that will be hanging on a clothesline. The clothesline symbolizes the way their unique stories are strung together to create a shared experience. Airing the shirts represents publicly airing society's dirty laundry. Victims of hate crimes will be remembered in the hate crime memorial, a series of silhouettes placed throughout the park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Womens Self-Defense Class I and II

The Stop Violence Grant Office will hold free self-defense classes for women at Java the Hut (Building 71), a university coffee shop located along University Drive on the north-east side of campus. The classes are 5:30-7:30 p.m., with the beginning course scheduled Oct. 5 and the more advanced class on Oct. 21. Instructors will focus on prevention and assertiveness training.

“Visual Voices Against Violence”

The two-day art exhibit Visual Voices Against Violence will be on display in the W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery Oct. 26-27, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibit will feature works by community agencies that use art as a form of healing and bringing awareness to the plight of domestic violence and sexual assault. As a part of the event on Oct. 26, at 6 p.m. a reception will be hosted by the National Organization for Women, Students TALK Peer Educators and the ReEntry & WoMen's Resource Center. Then, at 7 p.m., there will be a women's “Take Back the Night March” and men's dialogue on “How to Stop the Violence.”