Mount Union Students Raise Awareness on Domestic Violence

October 27, 2016

ALLIANCE, Ohio - University of Mount Union students and organizations have been raising awareness on domestic violence throughout the month of October.

Starting on October 5, sisters of Alpha Chi Omega held their annual Sloppy Joes with A-Chi-O’s philanthropy event benefitting the domestic violence efforts. On October 6, the Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter held its fourth annual Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes event. Over 200 participants were there including Mount Union’s fraternities and sororities, the Mount Union football team and several other organizations. On October 10, Choosing Healthy Options in Celebration of Educational Success (C.H.O.I.C.E.S), Public Health Club, Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter, Alliance YWCA and Alliance Police Department held a Sexual Health Education Fair. This fair held various area agencies, classes and majors to keep students inform on sexual health wellness. On October 10, Gender Equity Matters (G.E.M) held its annual Take Back the Night event in Presser Hall. This event had former Youngstown news anchor Bridget Mahoney as the feature speaker. She spoke to over 100 students about her personal experience with domestic violence and how we can help those who have been affected. On October 20, sisters of Alpha Chi Omega held a Self-Defense Workshop where 40 students came in and learned self-defense moves and techniques by a professional. On October 22, G.E.M sponsored an Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter day at the Mount Union football game.

Coming up, on October 28, G.E.M will be hosting a craft day at the Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter. Those who properly trained may attend the event. On November 16, G.E.M, Alpha Chi Omega, Student Involvement and Leadership and Women’s Soccer will be hosting a One Love Education Workshop. This event will consist of proper training and empowerment for students to speak up in situations where they notice domestic violence or sexual assault. Panelists will also be in attendance.

To learn more about these programs, contact Katherine Carnell at (330) 823-2855 or carnelke@mountunion.edu.

 

 

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