Students Participate in National Domestic Violence Awareness Events
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Lincoln University, Pa. – Students at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania have been participating in events throughout October for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
In the dining hall lobby area, about 150 students decorated and displayed about 30 t-shirts with their own testimony or statement to stop domestic violence as part of the national Clothesline Project on October 10.The Clotheslines Project, which will display the t-shirts for several weeks, serves to bear witness to the violence against women.
Tamara Wilson-Ashton, Lincoln University Woman of the Year 2016-2017, and two campus organizations, Active Minds and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. partnered with The Women’s Center and Counseling Services on this project. Jasmine Chisholm, president of Lincoln University Active Minds Chapter, said the national organization is dedicated to raising mental health awareness among students. Members of Active Minds empowers students to change the perception about mental health such that students are open to seeking help and utilizing counseling services.
On October 20, Counseling Services partnered with the Greek organization Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. to talk with students about domestic violence and providing them with resources on campus and in the community at lunchtime in the dining hall. The dialogue with students promoted and supported the national “No More” domestic violence and sexual assault campaign.
“We are excited about this collaborative effort with this male Greek organization,” said Rachel Manson, director of the Women’s Center and Counseling Services. “We need men as allies on this important topic.”
Brandon Burrell and other Omega Psi Phi Fraternity members said they participated in the awareness event to show their commitment to social action programs, education, and service to the community.
Article by Shelley Mix, Office of Communications & Public Relations. Photos by Shelley Mix.