AACC panel focuses on preventing, detecting, and stopping abuse

| October 15, 2015 | 1 Comment
Handmade T-shirts telling individual stories of domestic violence are strung across the Quad at Anne Arundel Community College as part of last year's recognition of domestic violence. The T-shirts will appear again on the Quad this year Oct. 20-21, and a panel discussion, “Domestic Violence: Prevent, Detect, Stop,” will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219. The community is invited.

Handmade T-shirts telling individual stories of domestic violence are strung across the Quad at Anne Arundel Community College as part of last year’s recognition of domestic violence. The T-shirts will appear again on the Quad this year Oct. 20-21, and a panel discussion, “Domestic Violence: Prevent, Detect, Stop,” will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219. The community is invited.

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As the students create their T-shirts on domestic violence, the stories come out. A sister, a friend, a neighbor – people no one would have guessed could be victims – had indeed experienced relationship violence.

Anne Arundel Community College still will hang the handmade T-shirts depicting that abuse in a Clothesline Project Display Oct. 20-21 across the Quad between the Dragun Science and the Humanities buildings. And, once again, the AACC Legal Studies Institute is sponsoring a panel to discuss this important issue. But this time the focus is on recognizing, preventing and stopping the abuse. 

The panel, “Domestic Violence: Prevent, Detect, Stop,” is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219 and is open to the community. 

The speakers include:

  • Prevent: John Williams, director of information security, Information Services at AACC will discuss online safety and security and how to keep yourself from being a target of violence.
  • Detect: James Felton, chief diversity officer, AACC, will talk about tools you can use to discuss domestic violence with friends, colleagues and community members who might be victims of domestic or relationship violence.
  • Stop: Ann Potthast, managing attorney, YWCA Legal Services Department will provide a review of the completion of a protective order and what happens after filing one.

The event is free and is part of the college’s recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

For information, visit http://www.aacc.edu/legalstudies/domesticviolence.cfm or contact Mary Bachkosky, [email protected] or 410-777-1391.

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