SLCC Recognizes National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Salt Lake Community College is recognizing National Domestic Violence Awareness Month by displaying a ‘Silent Witness’ photographic collection at several of its campuses. Coordinated by the College's Thayne Center for Service & Learning, the display raises awareness of domestic violence. As part of the month’s activities, the SLCC Thayne Center for Service & Learning held a walk for awareness. The walk ended at West Valley City Hall, where a Domestic Violence Proclamation from the city was held.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The aim of the display is to mourn those who have died because of domestic violence while celebrating those who have survived and honoring those who work to end domestic violence.

Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) October 02, 2012

Salt Lake Community College is recognizing national Domestic Violence Awareness Month by displaying a ‘Silent Witness’ photographic collection at several of its campuses. Coordinated by the College's Thayne Center for Service & Learning, the display raises awareness of domestic violence.

The display opened at the College’s Taylorsville Redwood Campus in late September. It will open to visitors throughout October, first in the Student Center and the Markosian Library, and later in the Health Sciences Atrium at the College's Jordan Campus.

As part of the month’s activities, the SLCC Thayne Center for Service & Learning held a walk for awareness. The walk started at the Valley Fair Mall Outdoor Plaza and proceeded to West Valley City Hall, where participants took part in a Silent Witness program and were on hand for a Domestic Violence Proclamation from West Valley City.

West Valley City also held a display of 44 “Silent Witnesses” in the Lobby of its City Hall. The aim of the display is to "mourn those who have died because of domestic violence while celebrating those who have survived and honoring those who work to end domestic violence."

The Silent Witness is a national initiative that has promoted an end to domestic violence since 1990. It provides a message of hope, help and healing for the victims and perpetrators of domestic violence.

About the College: Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, urban college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 62,000 students each year, the College is responsive to Utah's economic development needs as the state's largest supplier of career and technical education programs. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with 13 sites, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains a student-to-teacher ratio of less than 20 to 1.

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