Violence Awareness Month

October 2, 2007
CONTACT:
Kathy Miller, 661/654-2456, kmiller26@csub.edu or
Michele Newel, 661/654-2720, mnewell1@csub.edu
 

In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, California State University, Bakersfield will launch a month long series of events beginning with a special presentation today, Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m. in the Albertson Room on campus.

The activities are sponsored by CSUB President Horace Mitchell, the Campus Violence Prevention Committee and Associated Students, Inc., in conjunction with the Student Union, Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault and several campus clubs.

"I'm really excited that our entire campus has got involved in these activities," said Janet Millar, CSUB interim director for the Counseling center. "It clearly tells us that domestic violence doesn't happen to someone else. It shows us that we're all impacted."

Following an informational session, CSUB will offer impact awareness flags and ribbons for those who have been affected by domestic violence. The flags will be placed in Runner Park and the ribbons will be tied on trees around campus to help keep up awareness of domestic violence throughout the month.

CSUB's National Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities are as follows:

Launch of CSUB's recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Those who have been touched by domestic violence are invited to place impact awareness flags in designated areas. Join in with CSUB community members and tie purple ribbons on trees around campus to help keep awareness on domestic violence prevention.

A panel of first responders will discuss domestic violence. Panel experts include:

Captain Bell, Shafter Police Department Josh Nance Kern County Sheriff's Department Jennifer Warmerdam, Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault

A panel of experts will discuss dating violence. Panel members include:

Jessica Hartnett, Deputy District Attorney Herman Caldas, Bakersfield Police Department Doris Hall, criminal justice professor at CSUB and Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault

Bring your lunch and learn the filing procedures for victims of domestic violence both on and off campus. Guest speakers are Sgt. Greg Kinder and Justin Gildner both with the CSUB University Police.

For additional information, please contact Millar at (661) 654-3366.