Civic Engagement Thursdays: Domestic Violence Awareness at Miami Hamilton

For the next upcoming week, Miami University Hamilton will be hosting two different events to raise awareness about domestic violence. All events are free and open to the public.

Event #1
Panel Discussion: Domestic Violence Issues and Resources

The first one includes a panelists who will offer both tips as well as an understanding of the social and psychological implications that could be involved in domestic abuse. The panelist includes Glenn Muschert, professor of sociology; Jennifer carter, instructor in Sociology; Byron Miller, assistant professor of sociology and Black world studies; and Becca Getson, sexual assault response coordinator. These guests are professionals in this field and will discuss the various types of help available for victims of domestic violence and their families.

Event #2
Film screening: “Sin by Silence” (2009)

The second event is a screening followed by a discussion of the award winning documentary “Sin by Silence” which was directed by Olivia Klaus. The documentary is an insight of the lives of women who have had to face some of the worst-case scenarios of domestic violence. The film depicts the survivor’s daily lives and struggles of admitting to needing help. Most of the survivors are actually members of Convicted Women Against Abuse created by inmate Brenda Clubine in 1989. The 50-minute documenrary will be followed by a discussion where viewers can talk about the different struggles as well as solutions there are for women in these unfortunate situations. Watch the trailer here!

Make sure you check at least one of these two events. Help get the word out!

Discussion: Monday, October 24th at 1:00 pm
Film Screening: Wednesday, October 29th at 1:00 pm

Where: Harry T. Wilks Conference Center.

Price: Free

These events are sponsored by the Miami Hamilton Diversity Council. For more information, call Sree Subedi at 513-785-3266. Miami Univeristy Hamilton is located at 1601 University Boulevard. For more information, click here.
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