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APSU hosts forum on violence against women April 8

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and two organizations at APSU are ready to make a difference.

The Womens Studies Program and APSUs Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA), a student group, are sponsoring a special program on Friday, April 8.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and two organizations at APSU are ready to make a difference.

The Women's Studies Program and APSU's Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA), a student group, are sponsoring a special program on Friday, April 8.

From 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., the University's Clothesline Project and Handprint Project will be on display in the Morgan University Center, Rooms 303-305, APSU. The Clothesline Project is a display of T-shirts that tell women's and girls' stories of physical, verbal and sexual abuse. The Handprint Project, which was launched last February, gives men the opportunity to place their handprints on a T-shirt as a pledge against violence against women.

In addition, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department Domestic Violence Unit will co-sponsor a forum on the work they do to address domestic violence and sexual assault from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the UC.

The forum was organized by Greg Poston, a graduating senior major in social work, as part of his senior project.

For more information, telephone the Women's Studies Office at (931) 221-6314.
—Rebecca Mackey