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Rhodes Fraternity and Family Safety Center Bring Awareness About Domestic Violence Through Twitter Campaign

Publication Date: 9/25/2012

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Rhodes’ Sigma Nu Fraternity has partnered with the Family Safety Center (FSC)┬áto bring awareness about domestic violence through a Twitter campaign and an Oct. 9 film showing.

Sigma Nu has begun tweeting questions most asked by the public about domestic violence and the Family Safety Center is providing answers. The tweets can be viewed on Twitter by using the hashtag #DVQ&A.

“Because college students are the targeted audience for this event, we wanted to start a conversation where they might pay attention to it,” said Olliette Murry-Drobot, executive director of FSC.

On Oct. 9 on the Rhodes campus, the groups will present a showing of the film “Telling Amy’s Story.” Free and open to the public, the event will be held at 7 p.m. in the Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall.

The film, told by Detective Deirdri Fishel, follows the timeline of a domestic violence homicide that occurred on Nov. 8, 2001. The event also will feature a domestic violence awareness expo with information tables from various organizations from the college and from FSC partners.

Memphis Attorney General Amy Weirich will kick off the event with opening remarks at 7 p.m. Following the 56-minute documentary will be a panel discussion. Among the participants are Carol Casey, dean of students at Rhodes; Marianne Luther, director of residence life at Rhodes; and Olliette Murry-Drobot, executive director of the Family Safety Center.

For more information, contact Andrew Tait with Sigma Nu at taiad-15@rhodes.edu.

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