Domestic violence awareness event set
Sun staff October 16, 2012 5:42PM
Updated: November 18, 2012 6:21AM
The Human Services program at College of DuPage will host the eighth annual free Domestic Violence Awareness Fair from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 along the lower-level walkway of the Student Resource Center at the Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.
Run by students, the event is designed to raise awareness of domestic violence as well as raise money for Family Shelter Service, the Wheaton agency that supports victims of domestic abuse.
Activities will include interactive games, video collages and domestic violence-related readings by members of COD’s award-winning forensics team. Among the fundraising activities planned for the fair are a bake sale, T-shirt sale, 50/50 raffle and an exhibit featuring art created by survivors of domestic violence.
Professor Maryann Krieglstein, coordinator of the human services program, is pleased with the collaborative effort shown by those planning the event.
“I’m so proud of the involvement of such a wide range of organizations and groups inside and outside the college for bringing to light issues affecting people experiencing domestic violence,” Krieglstein said in a press release.
Involved in the project are students and faculty from the criminal justice program, the library, the Tau Upsilon Honor Society, and counseling and advising. Students from classes covering subjects from child abuse to self-esteem to dental hygiene will also take part in the event.
Other organizations involved include the DuPage County Sheriff’s Department, State’s Attorney’s office, DuPage County Psychological Services, Family Shelter Service, the YWCA, Hamdard Center and the American Association of University Women.
Some newcomers also will join forces this year, including members from Arab-American Family Support, Fox Valley Court Watch and Renew You.
This event is open to everyone. For more information, call 630-942-2103 or send an email to email@example.com.