Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Tombstone Project: Stepping Up & Taking Action

On Thursday, Oct. 21, an open discussion on what it takes to recognize and respond to domestic violence across disciplines will be conducted at Ferris State University. This discussion is a part of the National Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities.

Here is the prior announcement about the Tombstone Project:
“TOMBSTONES” bearing the date of birth, sex, death and stories of victims of domestic violence during the past year in the state of Michigan will be set up in the north end of Ferris State University's Campus Quad. The display started Monday, Oct. 11, and will be up through Oct. 25, the day of the “Take Back the Night” rally against domestic violence.

The tombstones will be on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The goal of the display is to raise awareness of the seriousness of domestic violence for Michigan residents and Ferris students. Domestic violence remains a serious problem that requires proactive measures to stop the violence and protect our communities.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Services. For more information on this project, contact Michael Wade by phone at (231) 591-2617 or by e-mail at michaelwade@ferris.edu

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