7 domestic violence awareness events planned at Miami Middletown

Miami University Regionals’ Middletown campus will host a number of events in October to raise domestic violence awareness.

All events are free and open to the public.

Events include:

The Clothesline Project

On display throughout October, The Clothesline Project offers women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt.

The Clothesline Project design phase will take place Oct. 2-4 near the bookstore entrance in Johnston Hall. Shirts can be dropped off at any time or made on-site between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Shirts designed by the Middletown campus community in honor of women survivors and in memory of victims of various kinds of violence will be on display from Oct. 2-13.

Miami’s University Hamilton will also participate in The Clothesline Project. Shirts can be dropped off at any time or made on-site between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. through Oct. 6 in REN 114, Diversity and Multicultural Services. Shirts designed by the Hamilton campus community will be on display Oct. 2-6.

Financial Empowerment Workshop

Mary Kovach, Asst. Professor in Commerce, will help participants identify and understand financial abuse, learn financial fundamentals, create budget strategies, and develop a strategy to become debt-free. 1:15 p.m. Oct. 16 at Johnston Hall, Room 111.

Understanding Trauma

This program, presented by Fran Reese of the YWCA Hamilton, explores the pattern of coercive and controlling behavior a partner uses to obtain power and control. Reese’s talk will also include local resources doe domestic violence victims. 3 p.m. Oct. 16 in Johnston Hall, Room 111.

Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired?

In this fact-filled, call to action presentation by Lori Burton-Cluxton of Advantage Point Coaching, you will be taken down a personal path to learn five steps that you will be able to immediately implement to feel more alive, energized and balanced. 1:15 p.m. Oct. 18 in Johnston Hall, Room 111.

Panel: Open Discussion

This panel is an open discussion for students, staff, faculty, and the community. Topics are open and can include beliefs about domestic violence, how to be valuable bystanders, what to do in potentially violent situations, and what healthy relationships look like. 3 p.m. Oct. 18 in Johnston Hall, Room 111.

Why Our Actions Matter: Reducing Violence on Campus and in the Community

This program is dedicated to changing cultural norms and beliefs that violence is inevitable. Bystanders have a huge part in reducing the number of people being hurt. This presentation by Ann Brandon of Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, will help you create a list of proactive behaviors for bystanders and address common barriers when faced with situations that could lead to violence. 1:15 p.m. Oct. 23 in Johnston Hall, Room 111.

5th annual Domestic Violence Awareness Event

Come out and hear two speakers address the needs of survivors and the community while supporting survivors, victims, and families of domestic violence. Information about community resources will be available. 5 p.m. Oct. 26 in Johnston Hall, Room 142 (Campus Community Center).

For more information about any of these events, call 513-217-4179. Miami Regionals’ Middletown campus is located at 4200 N. University Blvd.

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