Special Events Raise Awareness for Domestic Violence in October

Special Events Raise Awareness for Domestic Violence in October
Students join the March and Rally against domestic violence in 2007.
The Clothesline Project will be on display on Oct. 21 in University Park.

Cal Poly Pomona is celebrating Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. Several special events, including a campus-wide March & Rally, are scheduled to educate people about intimate violence and help put an end to it.

For more information, visit the Center for Violence Prevention & Women's Resources in Building 95 (across from the Career Center), call (909) 869-3112 or visit their website at https://dsa.cpp.edu/police/stopviolence.

Events include:

Self Defense for Women

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 6 to 8 p.m. — The free self defense class is open to women and girls. Learn more about target areas, kicks punches and releases. The class is from 6 to 8 p.m. in Ursa Major B.

March & Rally

Thursday, Oct. 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Participate in the March & Rally in University Park to end domestic violence. Sign making and tabling begins at 11 a.m. Keynote speaker Dr. Erika DeJonghe speaks at noon.

Clothesline Project

Tuesday, Oct. 21, all day — The Clothesline Project, a powerful testimonial from survivors of assault, rape and incest through several hundred T-shirts, will be on display in University Park. The shirts express survivors' emotions and serve as a testimony to the problem of violence against women.

A Discussion with Tanya Brown

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m. — Tanya Brown, sister of Nicole Simpson Brown, will talk about how to end domestic violence. The discussion begins at 6 p.m. in the Bronco Student Center, Ursa Major.

A Window Between Worlds Art Exhibit: “Monster in Me”

Monday, Oct. 27 — Wednesday, Oct. 29 — Art works by domestic violence survivors will be on display in the University Art Gallery in the Bronco Student Center. By creating a “monster” that represents anger, sadness, fear or other hidden emotions, women and children can express their feelings while finding healthy ways to cope and move forward.

Closing Ceremonies

Tuesday, Oct. 28, noon –The nonprofit group “Window Between Worlds” will lead a discussion with domestic violence survivors about their experiences. Refreshments will be served.