Colorado State University - Pueblo activities bring awareness to domestic violence month


Colorado State University - Pueblo activities bring awareness to domestic violence month

PUEBLO – Colorado State University-Pueblo will bring awareness next month to the thousands of people who are victims of domestic violence each year and the millions who are directly and indirectly affected by this social issue through a series of activities and displays.

CSU-Pueblo will host and participate in four major events during October to bring attention to the numerous individuals and organizations that are standing up in October to try and put a stop to domestic violence in our community and nation.

The Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo will kick off awareness month with a “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” event beginning at 11 a.m. on Oct. 1. Participants will don women’s footwear and walk together through Pueblo to support the victims of domestic violence.

CSU-Pueblo’s Diversity Resource Center (DRC) and the Pueblo Rape Crisis Center will co-host a presentation that focuses on the rates of sexual violence in Pueblo and the resources available to victims at noon on Oct. 22. The DRC will partner with the Pueblo YWCA at noon on Oct. 28 to discuss the rates of intimate partner violence and the resources available to those victims. The Diversity Resource Center is located in the Occhiato University Center 031.

The final awareness event will be the “Empty Chair Project,” to be held in numerous campus locations throughout the month. Many buildings on campus will contain empty chairs to represent the victims of domestic violence. The chairs will be accompanied by posters with informative statistics as well as information for those who would like to be involved in the fight against domestic violence.

For additional information, contact Fawn Amber Montoya at 549-2620 or fawnamber.montoya@colostate-pueblo.edu

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.