Join the Barry University community along with students and staff from Nova Southeastern University, FIU North, FAU, Johnson & Wales, Lynn, St. Thomas, and Florida Memorial, for the Third Annual College Brides’ Walk to raise awareness of domestic violence.
Date: Friday, Feb. 8, 2013
Time: 9:30 a.m. (check-in)
Place: Meet in front of Andreas 111 for check-in
Registration and sign-in (Andreas in front of Andreas 111)
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Educational workshops on women's human rights and dating and domestic violence.
Opening Events (Cor Jesu Chapel)
Speakers include Barry University President Sister Linda Bevilacqua, survivors of domestic violence, community leaders and activists.
Approximately 6.5 mile police-escorted walk (Barry to Johnson & Wales and back to Barry)
5 p.m. (approximate)
The event is free and open to all. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to wear formal gear (Women in wedding/white dresses and men in tuxedos/black suits). If using social media during the event, use #brideswalk.
Registration and additional information at: www.collegebrideswalk.com. For additional information, please contact Dr. Laura Finley at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
***If you are unable to walk, but would still like to participate, there will be a film screening for "Volviendo" taking place in Andreas 112 from 2 - 4 p.m. "Volviendo" follows three filmmakers as they travel Latin America interviewing victims of sex crimes and trafficking.
About the Brides Walk:
The purpose of The College Brides Walk was developed in order to bring awareness to the problems of domestic and dating violence on and off college campuses. The latest statistical report from the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence concluded that though violent crime rates are down in the state while domestic violence incidents have increased 3.7%. Domestic Violence related murder increased 15.6% from last year and Domestic Violence manslaughter increased 71.4%. Domestic Violence stalking increased 31%, forty percent of all violent crimes were domestic violence-related and one-fifth of all murders were domestic violence-related. These statistics are alarming and have a tremendous impact on our youth.