College of Human Sciences to Host Week of Events to Highlight Domestic Violence

The College of Human Sciences will host a series of events in conjunction with National Week Without Violence Week, an annual worldwide campaign that takes place in the third week of October to encourage communities to think and act towards a world without violence.

Written by Jessica Benham

The College of Human Sciences will host a series of events in conjunction with National Week Without Violence Week, an annual worldwide campaign that takes place in the third week of October to encourage communities to think and act towards a world without violence.

 

Anisa Zvonkovic, department chairperson of Human Development and Family Studies, said the college hopes to raise awareness and bring community members to the campus to hear about the latest research in violence.

 

Michael Johnson, professor emeritus of sociology, women’s studies and African and African-American studies at Penn State, will provide a lecture on the topic of intimate terrorism and other types of domestic violence.

 

Week without Violence Week events include:

 

  • Oct. 14: Speaker Michael Johnson, Ph.D., 5 p.m. in Human Sciences Building Room 169. A reception will be held in the Student Union Building Canyon Room immediately following the lecture.

 

  • Oct. 15: Women’s Protective Services Candlelight Vigil at 12 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church, 3107 Erskine St.

 

  • Oct. 16: Information fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hulen/Clement lobby

 

  • Oct. 17: Viewing of “Senorita Extraviada” at 6 p.m., Human Sciences Building Room 169

 

In addition to these events, a visual art piece created by women and children who are survivors of violence known as the Clothesline Project will be available for viewing. The project involves T-shirts created by women and children that represent a life free from violence.

 

The Clothesline Project can be seen at the following locations:

 

·         Oct. 3: Tornado Gallery at the First Friday Art Trail at 6 p.m.

·         Oct 8-11: Coleman Complex

·         Oct. 12-18: Hulen/Clement Complex

·         Oct. 20-24: Leadership development center

·         Oct. 27-31: Wall/Gates Complex

 

CONTACT: Anisa Zvonkovic, department chairperson, Human Development and Family Studies, (806) 742- 3000, or anisa.zvonkovic@ttu.edu.