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Raising awareness about issues related to domestic & dating violence

Survivor Stories: These Are Our Voices November 10, 2010

Filed under: domestic violence,relationshiop violence,sexual assault — Women's Studies Intern @ 2:15 pm

During the week of November 8th-12th UNC’s Project Dinah is hosting a number of different events for their Interpersonal Violence Awareness Campaign.

Survivor Stories: These are Our Voices”

One of the events is “Survivor Stories: These Are Our Voices”, A photography exhibit featuring members of the UNC community who have survived sexual violence; these are students, faculty, staff, and alumni who are speaking out. In this exhibit, you can read their testimonials and see the portraits taken by student photographers Brittany Peterson and Christina Serrano. The photographs and testimonials are on display in the art gallery of the Student Union, during the entire month of November, beginning November 8th.

This exhibit will also be a part of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro 2ndFriday Artwalk on Friday, November 12th. Join the photographers and Project Dinah for refreshments in the Student Union Gallery and view the works anytime between 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Resource Fair:

Project Dinah along with other community organizations that promote interpersonal violence prevention will be hosting a resource fair in Polk Place from 11 am to 2 pm running from November 8th through the 12th.  Joining Project Dinah will be students from Men @ Carolina, Women Experiencing Learning and Leadership, One Act, GLBTSA, Carolina Hispanic Association, and Amnesty International.  Resources and support will be available from the Department of Public Safety, the Carolina Women’s Center, the Orange County Rape Crisis Center, the Family Violence Prevention Center, and 

Silent Witnesses

These Silent Witnesses are individuals who have survived relationship violence. Their silhouettes are cut from cardboard, their story is written on the silhouette, and the witnesses stand each day in the Student Union, drawing attention to their experience. You can read the stories and profiles of these survivors of relationship violence anytime during the week of November 8-12; the witnesses will be in a glass case on the main (2nd) floor of the Student Union. The exhibit is in collaboration with the Family Violence Prevention Center.

Don’t miss any of these great opportunities to speak out against interpersonal violence prevention!

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