ATLANTA (Oct. 10, 2014) -- Clark Atlanta University (CAU) will mark National Domestic Violence Awareness Month with "The Call to True Beauty 2014," the University's fifth annual advocacy, education and prevention campaign against dating and domestic violence, Oct. 19-24. The weeklong series is sponsored by Avon Products Inc. and Verizon Wireless, both nationally recognized corporate leaders in the crusade to end dating and domestic violence.
This year's campaign, "Peace. Talks.," will focus on building healthy relationships and understanding how to mitigate conflict with constructive communications. The week launches with a worship service on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 10:45 a.m. in Clark Atlanta University's Davage Auditorium, after which survivors, supporters and friends will honor victims and survivors of dating and domestic violence with a memorial (eco-friendly) balloon lift, literally raising awareness of “The Call to True Beauty.” The worship service, as always, will be followed by a full week of campaign events, workshops and programs, culminating with awards presented to the domestic violence advocate and survivor of the year on Friday, Oct. 24.
The series, which began in 2010, continues to be a priority outreach effort for CAU. National data indicate that women between the ages of 16 and 24 in dating relationships experience the highest rate of dating violence and sexual assault. While the CAU campus does not have a high incidence of dating and domestic violence, the need to educate the campus and broader communities and create awareness of available services and resources persists. According to the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence's 2013 annual report, the state of Georgia ranked 12th in the nation for single-perpetrator, single-victim violent crimes committed by men against women. “The Call to True Beauty” is the vehicle through which CAU continues to crusade year-round against this crime through meaningful, strategic partnerships with local and national agencies.
In addition to campaign sponsors Avon Products and Verizon Wireless, this year's campaign partners include: The City of Atlanta; Atlanta Police Department; The Partnership Against Domestic Violence, Georgia's largest nonprofit domestic violence organization; The Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute for Justice and Human Rights; and the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a statewide network of member agencies, allied organizations and individuals united in the crusade against domestic violence.
“The Call to True Beauty 2014” campaign highlights include:
--Sunday, Oct. 19, at 10:45 a.m.
"The Call to True Beauty" in Worship, Davage Auditorium (CAU).
--Monday, Oct. 20, from 6-8 p.m.
"Eradicating Weapons of Vast Destruction: Dating and Domestic Violence Through a Popular Culture Lens," presented by Tomieka Daniel, Esq., senior supervising attorney, Georgia Legal Services Program, Cole Auditorium (CAU).
--Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 6-8 p.m.
"Peace. Talks.," A conflict resolution program presented by the Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute for Justice and Human Rights. Cole Auditorium (CAU).
--Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 6-8 p.m.
The popular "Powder Room/Locker Room" Series returns, providing a forum in which young women and young men retreat to their respective spaces for a candid, no-holds-barred conversation about dating and relationships with certified counselors and subject experts. Cole Auditorium (CAU).
--Thursday, Oct. 23, from 6-8 p.m.
The "Powder Room" and "Locker Room" come together for "The Dating Game," featuring media and celebrity psychologist Dr. Alduan Tartt, who will share the keys to having and sustaining a healthy and fulfilling dating relationship. Arrive early. Seating is limited! Cole Auditorium (CAU).
--Friday, Oct. 24, from noon - 2 p.m.
CAU will celebrate its ongoing, year-round commitment to dating and domestic violence and honor this year's domestic violence advocate and dating/domestic violence survivor at this invitation-only awards luncheon.
The Call to True Beauty also will include self-defense classes for male and female college students, as well as safety education programming provided by the Atlanta Police Department.
For more information, call 404-880-8337 or visit www.cau.edu.Category: University Media
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