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Creighton Educates Students on Intimate Violence

Creighton Educates Students on Intimate Violence

Creighton University will sponsor a week-long series of student-focused talks, presentations and other activities on campus to raise awareness of intimate violence, a problem estimated to affect more than a million people each year. Featured speaker this year is Mark C. Dawson, a leading authority on issues of leadership, safe dating, date rape, healthy non-violent relationships and sexual assault awareness. The “Stop Intimate Violence Week,” has been an awareness-building event for 16 years on Creighton’s campus.

Planned activities include:

Sunday, October 4
9 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Mass at St. John’s Church

Monday, October 5
Noon-1 p.m.
School of Law luncheon with speaker Julie Medina, rape survivor and Creighton University law alumna.

Tuesday, October 6
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Portico lobby of the Harper Center
“These Hands are Not for Hitting,” an interactive-table where Creighton community members vow, through a show of their printed hand prints, that they will do what they can to stop intimate violence.

Wednesday, October 7
11a.m. -1p.m., Brandeis Dining Hall
“These Hands are Not for Hitting”

Noon-1 p.m., Walking Billboards
Students, faculty and staff walk the campus wearing T-shirts reminding passers-by to stop intimate violence.

7 p.m., Harper Center Hixson-Lied Auditorium
Mark C. Dawson, national speaker

8 p.m., Harper Center main entrance
“Take Back the Night,” candlelight vigil to the steps of St. John’s Church.

Thursday, October 8
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Skutt Student Center/ Skinner Mall
"These Hands are Not for Hitting"

7 p.m., Harper Center Hixson-Lied Auditorium
“The Color Purple”

Friday, October 9
11 a.m.-1p.m., Skutt Student Center lawn
Self defense class

Sponsors for the Stop Intimate Violence Week include:
Lieben Center for Women, Colleges of Business Jesuit Community, PEAC, Committee for the Status of Women, Schools of Law, Medicine and Nursing, Committee on Lectures, Films and Concerts and Campus Ministry.

Creighton University is a Jesuit, Catholic university bridging health, law, business and the arts and sciences for a more just world.