U.Va.'s White Ribbon Campaign Sponsors Speakers on Domestic Abuse Awareness

October 21, 2010 — "Violence against women is a global problem. No one sport, group or university is to blame, but together we can stop it."

That's the slogan of the White Ribbon Campaign, founded at the University of Virginia last year in response to violent acts against women at U.Va. and in the Charlottesville area.

The campaign will host a program, "Stop the Violence, Demand Your Rights," on Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Newcomb Hall Ballroom. Free and open to the public, the program will include discussions on how to identify intimate partner violence, as well as local and legal resources devoted to helping those subjected to domestic abuse.

Members of the White Ribbon Campaign and speakers from the community will make remarks and participate in a question-and-answer period. Speakers include Kat Peters of Victims Witness Assistance Charlottesville and Robin Goldstein of the Shelter for Help in Emergency.

The White Ribbon Campaign strives to raise awareness about intimate partner violence. The group also accepts donations on its website to benefit the U.Va. Women's Center.

For information, contact Jenni Lyman at 757-621-4667 or jsl4x@virginia.edu.

— By Anne Bromley