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"Telling Amy’s Story" Screening & Domestic Violence Panel Discussion
Kennesaw State University will host a special screening of “Telling Amy’s Story,” a powerful documentary on domestic violence, the evening of Thursday, October 25. “Telling Amy's Story” is hosted by actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay (“Law and Order”) and told by Detective Deirdri Fishel. The documentary follows the timeline of a domestic violence homicide of a mother of two that occurred on November 8, 2001. A question and answer session with leaders and advocates in the domestic violence awareness community will follow.
- Women’s Resource and Interpersonal Violence Prevention Center
- KSU Task Force on Interpersonal Violence
- KSU Community Policing Unit
- KSU Athletic Department
- Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV)
- Verizon Wireless
- Tamara Hurst, LCSW Instructor of Social Work
LOCATION: Kennesaw State University, Social Sciences Building, Room 1021
CAMPUS CONTACT: Emily Ramirez, 770-794-7858, email@example.com
BACKGROUND: “Telling Amy’s Story” was created by Penn State Public Broadcasting and has aired on public television stations throughout the country. It has been used as an educational tool by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice. The Verizon Foundation provided grants to Penn State to fund a domestic violence prevention training program for students and faculty and create the “Telling Amy’s Story” documentary and public service media project. http://telling.psu.edu/
More About Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw State University, also known as KSU, is Georgia's third-largest university. Founded in 1963, KSU consists of a diverse and growing student body and offers 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including programs in areas as diverse as international business, early childhood education, accounting, music performance and African and Diaspora Studies. The university is known for its excellent nursing program, the largest in the state of Georgia. In addition to its educational buildings, the campus consists of a lush and manicured Campus Green, the Bobbie Bailey Athletic Complex and several parking decks.