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Monday, October 01, 2007

Activities planned for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Three student organizations promoting safety and domestic violence prevention will be observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October at Pittsburg State University.

Students Against Violence through Education (SAVE), Men for Violence Prevention (MVP), and the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) have organized several community activities throughout the month, ending with a special Halloween event on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Monday-Friday, Oct. 1-5 – Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, the organizations will begin camping out on the rock by the Overman Student Center. Members will be spending 24-hour days on the rock to symbolize the discomfort and pain that can result from being a victim of rape, domestic violence, sexual assault, or other type of abuse. The week-long campout will come to an end at 7 p.m. Friday.

Wednesday, Oct. 10 – From 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., black cardboard silhouettes will be in place around the Oval to represent the 25 men and women that were killed due to domestic violence in the state of Kansas in 2004.

Wednesday, Oct. 17 – The organizations will hold a recruitment drive from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Oval.

Saturday, Oct. 27 – A concession stand fundraiser will be held at 1 p.m. on the northwest side of Carnie Smith Stadium prior to the PSU vs. Fort Hays State University homecoming football game. Proceeds will be divided between the organizations.

Wednesday, Oct. 31 – A safe “trick or treat” night will be held for children at the Pittsburg YMCA beginning at 6:30 p.m. Group members will be dressed in Halloween costumes and will hand out candy to community children.

For more information on these events, contact Donna Miller at 417-684-0280.

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