Love Has Everything to Do with It
According to a recent report from the Violence Policy Center in Washington, D.C., South Carolina is the highest ranked state in the nation for men killing women. This frightening statistic comes just as we enter Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Please join us on Sunday, October 6, at 3:00 pm, as we hear about the impact of domestic violence from a survivor and listen to readings from local author Eugene Washington's book, Love Has Everything to Do with It: Writings about Love and the Lack Thereof. Learn why and how more men should get involved in preventing domestic violence and how to identify and end these acts of violence.
A panel discussion will follow, including Dr. Catherine Ross, Director of Community Clinical and Educational Services of Sistercare. Other experts from community organizations will be in the audience.
This event will take place in the Bostick Auditorium on the Garden Level.
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- The Silent Witness Project
“Silent Witness” is an awareness campaign adapted from a national program that focuses on domestic homicide.
Sistercare is a program of services for battered women and their children residing in Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry and Richland counties in South Carolina.
- Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands is one of 14 rape crisis centers in South Carolina, providing crisis intervention, advocacy, and support services to female and male child, adolescent, and adult survivors of sexual assault and abuse in Richland, Lexington, Newberry, and Sumter counties and education about sexual trauma issues.