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LIU Post Students Address Violence Against Women on ‘V-Day’

‘One Billion Rising,’ a day-long program of film, readings and workshops, marks 15th anniversary of anti-violence V-Day movement

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Morgan Lyle,Assistant Director of Public Relations
LIU Post, Long Island University
516-299-4177

Brookville, N.Y. – In honor of the 15th anniversary of V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, Psychology Students for Social Responsibility (PsySSR) at LIU Post will present “One Billion Rising,” a program of readings, film and workshops Thursday, Feb. 14 in Hillwood Commons from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“One Billion Rising” will begin in the Pioneer Room with an introduction by PsySSR and LIU Post Provost Dr. Paul Forestell. A partial screening of “The Invisible War” documentary will be shown at 10 a.m. followed by breakout groups led by Clinical Psychology Doctoral (Psy. D.) Program students and faculty.

Monologue readings by members of the campus community will take place from 1 to 2:15 p.m. in Hillwood Cinema, followed by “Revelations and Rage: Violence Against Women in the Work of Women Artists” until 3:15 p.m. A campus march will follow and a reception will conclude the day in the Great Hall.

Students are asked to wear red and black in honor of the end to violence. Attendance is mandatory for all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year students in the Psy.D. Program. 

For more information on V-Day visit VDAY.ORG or ONEBILLIONRISING.ORG or contact Pamela Pruitt, M.A. Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program Coordinator at (516) 299-2090 or email Pamela.pruitt@liu.edu.

Posted 02/13/2013

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