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BC RAISES AWARENESS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

by | Oct 14, 2015

Bluefield College students, faculty and staff are bringing awareness to the importance of Title IX on college campuses and to the woes of domestic violence in our communities through a series of activities on campus in October.

Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. The principal objective of Title IX is to avoid the use of federal money to support sex discrimination in education and to provide individual citizens effective protection against those practices.

 

To support that cause, BC students, faculty and staff, in partnership with Clinch Valley Community Action-Family Crisis Services and other local agencies, scheduled a series of events on campus in October, including a Painting it Purple Day, where members of the BC family donned purple apparel and ribbons all day, October 6, to help bring awareness to the troubles of domestic violence.

 

On October 8, Family Crisis Services presented the Clothesline Project on campus, a visual display that bears witness to violence against women. The organization also offered students an activity on dating and relationship violence.

 

On October 15, BC’s student-led organization Not Alone hosted an informational meeting for students on protections against sexual violence, campus safety, and other Title IX topics. All events were designed to not only promote Title IX, but also bring awareness to domestic and sexual violence, and promote happy, healthy, safe relationships.

 

For more information about Title IX at Bluefield College, contact Dr. Kim Farmer at [email protected] or visit the BC web site at www.bluefield.edu/campus-resources/title-ix.

MEMBERS OF THE BC FAMILY DON PURPLE APPAREL AND RIBBONS TO BRING AWARENESS TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

 

BC STUDENTS SHOW VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE THEY ARE “NOT ALONE.”
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