The St. Edward's University Community Helps Stop Domestic Violence by Creating a Trail of Pennies Through Campus
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and to raise awareness and money, the St. Edward's University community is holding a rally. On Tuesday, Oct. 19, students, faculty and staff will donate their pennies by placing them side by side, making a trail throughout campus. The trail, which will represent the community's wish to stop domestic violence, will be left on the ground to grow all week before the pennies are collected and given to SafePlace.
"Students, faculty, staff and members of the community will join us for this tribute to victims and survivors," said Staff Psychologist Marla Craig, PhD. "This is our chance to make a wish, lend a hand and educate ourselves on the reality of domestic violence."
SafePlace, a nonprofit group that provides services for survivors of interpersonal violence in the Austin community, works to end domestic and sexual violence through crisis intervention, prevention, education, long-term support and advocacy. In 2003, SafePlace provided 37,871 nights of emergency shelter to 948 individuals.
- Who: St. Edward's University community
- What: Rally to raise awareness and money for domestic violence victims
- Sponsored by the Counseling and Consultation Center through the Division of Student Affairs
- When: Tuesday, Oct. 19, noon
- Where: Moody Hall Lawn