March 27, 2013
The St. John’s University Queens and Staten Island Campuses are
taking a stand against violence against women through interactive
remembrance, educational programming, and proactive workshops for
its students and surrounding community, during Turn Off the
Violence Week, April 8-12.
For the sixth-straight year, the Clothesline
Project, where T-shirts expressing students' emotions
about violence against women are hung on a line,
will be displayed on the Great Lawn of the Queens campus, April
9-12, and in DaSilva Hall, April 8 and 11 and in the Campus
Center Game Room on April 9 on the Staten Island Campus.
The week kicks off with powerful lectures
by retired Army Brigadier General Loree Sutton,
M.D., Co-Director & Founder of Threshold GlobalWorks,
and Major General Dennis Laich.
Dr. Sutton's lecture, “To Shine a Light: Awareness and the
Transformation of Trauma,” will be at 1:50 p.m. in Marillac
Auditorium on Queens Campus on April 8th. Major General Dennis
Laich, who will discuss the award-winning film “The Invisible War,"
will be in the Kiernan Suite, Staten Island Campus during Common
Hour on April 8th.
Both lectures will be followed by a viewing of the Academy Award
nominated documentary, “The Invisible War,” a groundbreaking
investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape within the
U.S. military with a discussion panel after.
The week will also include an Activity Day, starting with Cross
Fit, led by St. John’s ROTC Cadets, in the morning followed by a 5k
Fun Run on Queens Campus, and the Next Steps Fair which will have
local organizations that help battered women, giving out
information to the students on both campuses.
For Staten Island inquiries contact Hannah Stravers, Wellness
Education Specialist, at 718-390-4082. For more information about
the Queen Campus, contact Ruth DeRosa, Associate Director, Dept. of
Student Wellness, at 718-990-8048.
For media inquiries, contact Elizabeth Reilly,
Director of Media Relations, at (718) 990-5789 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.