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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Linda Abbott

Raising awareness of sexual assault

Several events are planned for the LOU area this month to bring awareness to sexual assault during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. (April 9, 2012, Page 1)

Support builds for new shelter

The community has rallied to get the ball rolling for a new domestic violence shelter in Oxford. Organization heads have offered help and support to the newly formed board of Directors of the proposed, future Patricia Edwards Aschoff Shelter for Family Violence. (September 2, 2011, Page 1A)

Buying the ‘right’ to wear jeans helps victims

The Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi is sponsoring “Jeans for Justice Day,” a campaign to raise awareness of sexual assault and funds to support programs for the victims of such crimes locally. It will be held April 28 on National Sexual Assault Awareness Day.

For a donation of $5 or more, employees “buy” the right to wear jeans to work as a way to recognize rape survivors, as well as other victims of crimes. (April 20, 2011, Page 7A)

Bringing stalkers into the open

Last month, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation designating January as National Stalking Awareness Month.

Linda Abbott, coordinator of the UM Violence Prevention Office, and Detective Jimmy Williams with the Oxford Police Department discuss two types of stalking and what to do in the event you fall victim to a stalker. (January 24, 2011, Page 1)

Violence at the forefront

Take Back the Night will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Lyceum Circle on campus. A ceremonial march around campus will kick off the program after guests join in some pizza and music. The march against violence will end in the Circle where Janet Kennedy, with the U.S. Attorney’s General’s Office in Jackson, and Mayor Pat Patterson will speak. The night will conclude with a candlelight vigil and there will be an opportunity for survivors who wish to speak out. (March 29, 2010, Page 1A)

UM launches Violence Prevention Office

The University of Mississippi recently created the Violence Prevention Office to educate and, hopefully, reduce and prevent incidences of sexual assault, date violence and stalking. The new office received $300,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice to help fund its operations, Coordinator Linda Abbott told members of the UM Faculty Senate on Tuesday.

 (March 10, 2010, Page 1)

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