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Harper College Hosts “Break the Silence on Campus Violence”

Harper College hosts “Break the Silence on Campus Violence” to help raise awareness of violence of college campuses.

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month the Northwest Suburban Alliance on Domestic Violence is presents “Break the Silence on Campus Violence” Wednesday, Oct.17 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Harper College’s Wojcik Center in room 102.

Harper College hosts the presentation to help raise awareness about domestic violence, healthy relationships, sexual violence, and dating violence and how it impacts students on campus.

Sponsored by Northwest Suburban Alliance on Domestic Violence, Harper College and other universities, “Break the Silence on Campus Violence” promotes the prevention of dating violence on college campuses by encouraging friends and other campus community members to learn about dating violence and say something when they see the warning signs.

State Senator Matt Murphy, chairman of the Northwest Suburban Alliance on Domestic Violence, encourages area residents attending colleges and their loved ones to attend a special presentation aimed at raising awareness of violence on college campuses.

Laura Anne Stuart, sexual health education and violence prevention coordinator at Northwestern University Health Services will be presenting information on domestic violence on college campuses. Immediately following the presentation, a panel discussion will address how violence is handled on college campuses. The Harper College Human Services Club will present a skit showing how violence in relationships affects students during their college years.

In addition, various exhibits will be displayed including the Clothesline Project, Silent Witness and “Blue Kids” silhouettes.

Wednesday night’s event at 1200 W. Algonquin Road is free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP and for more information on “Break the Silence on Campus Violence.”

Information provided by Harper College.

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