|As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a hate crime memorial and the Clothesline Project will be on display in in University Park on Oct. 7.|
The American Medical Association estimates that more than 4 million women are victims of severe assaults by boyfriends or husbands each year. That grim statistic doesn?t 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 scheduled:
Clothesline Project and Hate Crime Memorial
A hate crime memorial and the Clothesline Project will be on display in University Park on Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event was scheduled to coincide with the Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Judy Shepard, who will discuss violence prevention and the legacy of hope her son, Matthew Shepard, leaves behind. The lecture is at 6 p.m. in the Bronco Student Center?s Ursa Major Suite.
The Clothesline Project is a powerful testimonial from survivors of assault, rape and incest who have created several hundred T-shirts that will be hung in University Park.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., local agencies? representatives will also be available to provide information on violence prevention and services.
This event is sponsored by the Stop Violence Grant Office, the Pride Center, the ReEntry and WoMen?s Resource Center and Sigma Chi. For more information, call (909) 869-3206 and (909) 869-3790.
Educator and consultant Lillian Roybal Rose will conduct a workshop on ?Understanding and Being Understood: Building Alliances in a Cross Cultural Environment,? Oct. 10-11, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Organized by the ReEntry and WoMen?s Resource Center, the conference is $200, which includes materials, refreshments and lunch. Discounts are available for students, faculty and staff. For more information, call Pat Davis at (909) 869-3206.
Women?s Self-Defense Class I and II
The Stop Violence Grant Office will hold self-defense classes for women at Java the Hut, 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 for Oct. 13 and the more advanced class on Oct. 23. Instructors will focus on prevention and assertiveness training. For more information, call (909) 869-3790.
The two-day art exhibit ?Visual Voices Against Violence? will be on display in Cal Poly Pomona?s W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery Oct. 28-29, from 9 a.m. to 5 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. For more information, call (909) 869-3790.
Domestic Violence Mock Trial
?You Be the Judge,? an eye-opening and educational domestic violence mock trial, is scheduled for Nov. 4, from 3-4 p.m., in the Bronco Student Center. For more information, call (909) 869-3790.