The President’s Lecture Series at St. Philip’s College presents ‘Domestic Violence: Everyone’s Issue’ Thursday, October 27th at the Watson Fines Arts Auditorium. The lecture features Victor Rivas Rivers, the National Spokesperson for the National Network to End Domestic Violence, and San Antonio’s own Chief of Police, William McManus.
Did you know that one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime? This abuse comes from someone who is supposed to love them; a spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend. Abuse is not love and never should the two be confused. Women who find themselves in an abusive relationship often see no way out of it because of fear; fear of nowhere to go, nowhere to hide, no way to suppport oneself or one’s children, and the biggest fear of all, threat of death by the abusive partner.
There is hope because there is help.
The lecture begins at 11:00 a.m. till noon and it is free and open to the public. The Watson Fines Arts Auditorium is located at 1801 Martin Luther King Dr., San Antonio, 78203. For more information on this event, call 210-486-2300 or visit alamo.edu/SPC/PLS-domestic-violence.
Can’t make the lecture? Check out my interview with author Lauri Burns; Out of the Darkness of Abuse. Burns is an abuse survivor who wrote a book about her experience, and now works to help other victims caught in the vicious and deadly cycle of abuse.
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