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  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month Features 6th Annual Breaking through the Silence Lecture
For Immediate Release
October 30, 2012

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Features 6th Annual Breaking through the Silence Lecture

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  • “Breaking through the Silence”
  • Tuesday, November 6, noon to 1:15 p.m.
  • Walb Student Union Ballroom
  • Free and open to the public
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Chris Garrett, Department of Labor grant coordinator and project coordinator for Ivy Tech Corporate College in Fort Wayne Print-quality image

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—How do you get out of an abusive situation? What resources are out there for victims of domestic violence? Will a victim ever feel safe again? Those are just a few of the questions for which answers can be found at the 6th annual “Breaking through the Silence: The Noise of Overcoming an Abusive Situation” initiative, Tuesday, November 6, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Walb Student Union Ballroom.

The initiative will feature guest speaker Chris Garrett, a Department of Labor grant coordinator and project coordinator for Ivy Tech Corporate College in Fort Wayne. A domestic violence survivor advocate, Garrett is the Ivy Tech Community College–Northeast Domestic Violence Awareness chair and is a member of the Wells County Domestic Violence Task Force. She initiated and has facilitated domestic violence awareness at Ivy Tech–Northeast since 2010. Projects that are a part of the initiative include domestic violence campus postings, campus-wide domestic violence video presentations, classroom presentations, and the annual Domestic Violence Survivors’ Celebration on the fourth Wednesday in October

The lecture is free and open to the public. A resource fair will be held following Garrett’s address, featuring agencies that serve victims of domestic abuse.

Breaking through the Silence is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and the Indiana–Purdue Student Government Association.

For more information, contact Christopher Riley at 260-481-6847 or rileyc@ipfw.edu.

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