Colorado State University - Pueblo raises awareness of domestic violence in October
PUEBLO – Colorado State University-Pueblo will host a variety of events and displays to increase awareness of domestic violence throughout the month of October.
The month’s activities began with participation by a CSU-Pueblo team at the YWCA’s “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event today at the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo. Throughout the month, cardboard silhouettes will be placed throughout the CSU-Pueblo campus representing victims of domestic violence with the campus population serving as silent witnesses. Students will literally be playing dead on the grass surrounding the University’s Fountain Plaza representing the victims of domestic violence from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Oct. 15 as part of a “Die-In”. That evening, a candlelight vigil will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the CSU-Pueblo campus with participants gathering in the Great Hall of the Occhiato University Center.
In 1995, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) convened several national domestic violence organizations - the Family Violence Prevention Fund, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the National Domestic Violence Hotline and later the National Network to End Domestic Violence - to launch a new effort to support domestic violence programs' awareness and education efforts for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), observed annually in October. The collaborative effort became the Domestic Violence Awareness Project (DVAP).
More statistics on domestic violence and its effects on children and society in particular may be found at: http://dvam.vawnet.org/docs/materials/09-resource-packet/Issue_FactsSheets_Handouts/DVSA_FactSheet.pdf