Tanya Brown to Lead Discussion on Preventing Violent Relationships

Sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, Tanya Brown, will discuss domestic violence prevention during Domestic Violence Awareness Month at Cal Poly Pomona. The free event is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Bronco Student Center's Ursa Major Rooms from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Tanya Brown will discuss where a violent relationship starts and where it can end. She will share personal stories and Nicole Brown Simpson's diary entries. Tanya Brown's goal is “to help the audience recognize the beginning signs of a violent relationship and the importance of establishing personal boundaries in order to prevent violation.”  Parking is $5.

The California Department of Health notes that domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women ages 15-44. The Cal Poly Pomona Center for Violence Prevention & Women's Resources has organized the special event to educate the community on intimate violence, how to identify it and how to end it.

Tanya Brown is collaborating with the Center for Violence Prevention & Women's Resources and Partners Ending Violence. Partners Ending Violence is a joint-venture with the Center for Violence Prevention & Women's Resources and company Permit Place. Partners Ending Violence was spearheaded in 2007 and aims to end tolerance of intimate violence by encouraging responsibility throughout the community.

The goal of the Center for Violence Prevention & Women's Resources is to reduce the trauma of intimate crimes at the university through education, training, survivor advocacy and support services.

For more information about the event, visit www.dsa.cpp.edu/police/stopviolence/ or call 909-869-3790.