Student Leadership Participates in Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Quinton Prunty, Cactus Writer

Central Arizona College’s Student Leadership Organization will be raising awareness of domestic violence for the entire month of October throughout all CAC campuses. Through events and seminars held on campus, their goal is to provide information on domestic violence, how it affects families world-wide, and how you can help put a stop to it.

In October of 1987, the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) was recognized. In 1989, it was signed into Public Law by the U.S. Congress that the month of October will be recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

According to the Proclamation of the President of the United States in 2015, 1 in every 4 women and 1 in every 7 men in the United States suffer physical violence by their spouse or significant other. Domestic violence affects men, women and children of all ages, background and belief. The three key focuses of DVAM are to mourn those who died due to domestic violence, celebrate those who survived, and connect others to end violence among families.

CAC’s Student Leadership is devoted to providing the same message. “ Our main goal to accomplish is to raise as much funding and awareness…it’s important to reach out to our community.” said Student Leadership Executive Coordinator, Mekaela Walters. Joining Student Leadership will be guest speakers, as well as representatives from the Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (CAAFA), who will be providing more information on domestic violence. Student Leadership will be accepting donations, with all the proceeds going towards the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.

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