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Domestic Violence Awareness Week, Oct. 22-26

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Burlington County College’s (BCC) Bonner AmeriCorps Leaders, a group of students committed to having a positive influence on the community through service, will be hosting Domestic Violence Awareness Week, Oct. 22-26, at BCC’s Mount Laurel and Pemberton campuses. The week will feature seminars, survivor stories, guest speakers and an empowerment showcase.

Schedule of events:

Monday, Oct. 22: Domestic Violence in the Media: A discussion on how the media portrays domestic violence followed by a viewing of a film. The event will take place from noon to 2:30 p.m. at BCC’s Mount Laurel campus, 500 College Circle, in Laurel Hall, room 320.

Tuesday, Oct. 23: Domestic Violence Awareness Seminar: Speakers from the Providence House, an organization that provides comprehensive services for victims of domestic abuse and their children free of charge, will speak about what they do and some of the situations they come across. There will be a question and answer session at the end of the presentation. The event will take place from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at BCC’s Pemberton campus, 601 Pemberton Browns Mills Rd., in the Cranberry Room located within the Lewis M. Parker Center.

Wednesday Oct. 24: Domestic Violence Survival Stories: Listen to stories from those who have been victims of Domestic Violence, how it affected their lives, and where they are today. The event will take place from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Mount Laurel campus in Laurel Hall, room 320.

Thursday, Oct. 25: Domestic Violence in the Media: A discussion on how the media portrays domestic violence followed by a viewing of a film. The event will take place from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Pemberton campus in the Gallery located within the Lewis M. Parker Center.

Friday Oct. 26: 2nd Annual Empowerment Showcase: The 2nd Annual Empowerment Showcase features singing, dancing, poetry, comedy, and much more. The event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. at the Mount Laurel campus in Laurel Hall, room 320.

All events are free and open to the public. Awareness bracelets will be available for purchase at each event. All proceeds benefit the Providence House. For more information, please contact Erica Franklin, Service-Learning Coordinator and AmeriCorps Program Director, at efrankli@bcc.edu or (609) 894-9311, ext. 1102 or visit www.bcc.edu/service-learning.