November 6, 2015
More than 40 student facilitators across the Texas Tech University campus are creating awareness about domestic violence through the inaugural One Love Week Nov. 9-13. Departments across campus partnered with the One Love Foundation to create a week of events ranging from workshops for students, faculty and staff to recognition at the men’s basketball team’s season opener.
“This is the first time Athletics has spearheaded a campaign centered around social issues that involves the best of the best in student leaders on Texas Tech’s campus,” said Chloe Barnes, director of student-athlete affairs. “Relationship violence is an issue that affects everyone, and in order to put a stop to this epidemic each and every person needs to be involved in this conversation and needs to know the signs of relationship violence.”
Schedule of events:
The viewing location is the Escondido Theater and refreshments will be provided for both sessions.
Attendees will watch the “Escalation” film trailer and will be provided with resources to help identify relationship violence occurring among students.
One Love Week facilitators are from several departments across including Athletics, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Mentor Tech, Risk Intervention & Safety Education and the School of Law. The initiative was announced Oct. 2.
“These workshops put our student leaders in a position to have conversations with their peers and other stakeholders about a topic that gets stigmatized and rationalized in today’s society,” Barnes said. “By having those conversations and by identifying the signs associated with relationship violence, students, faculty and staff will be well equipped to aid in the fight to end relationship violence.”
One Love Foundation started in 2010 in memory Sharon Love’s daughter Yeardly, who was a student-athlete at the University of Virginia and died as a result of relationship violence. For more information about the foundation and Texas Tech’s involvement visit the One Love website.