Mon March 25, 2013
"Men, Women & Violence: Everyone Matters" An SUU Conference Preview on Monday's Access Utah
According to www.domesticviolencestatistics.org every 9 seconds in the U. S. a woman is assaulted or beaten; domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined; and nearly 1 in 5 teenage girls who have been in a relationship said a boyfriend threatened violence or self-harm if presented with a breakup.
Domestic Violence is the subject of a conference this week at Southern Utah University titled: “Men, Women, & Violence: Everyone Matters.” Today we’ll talk with two of the keynote speakers: Michele Weldon, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and author of a critically-acclaimed memoir, “I Closed My Eyes—Revelations of a Battered Woman;” and Catherine Richardson, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Victoria. We’ll also talk with Allan Wade, Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Victoria.