Campus Safety Sessions Scheduled

Contact: Kathy Johnson

 

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The schedule of “Don’t Be a Victim!” sessions:

  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, MN363, Chandler Medical Center
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, Center Theatre, UK Student Center
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, HG611, UK Hospital auditorium
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, Center Theatre, UK Student Center

The schedule of presentations about violence against women:

  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, Center Theatre, UK Student Center
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, HG611, UK Hospital auditorium

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 24, 2004) -- The University of Kentucky Women’s Forum has scheduled a series of brown bag luncheons on campus safety, self-defense, and violence against women.

The first series in September and October will include four sessions titled “Don’t Be a Victim!” and two additional sessions about violence against women are scheduled for November. Presentations will be held in the UK Student Center and the Chandler Medical Center to increase the availability of information.

In the “Don’t Be a Victim!” sessions UK Police Lt. Tiua Chilton and Crime Prevention Officer Alan Saylor will provide advice on how to avoid becoming a crime victim and ways to protect yourself. Carol Jordan, director of the UK Center for Research on Violence Against Women, will make presentations in November on the findings of a recent survey at UK about violence against women and how the university is addressing the issue.

The brown bag lunch sessions are free and open to students, faculty and staff.

“The UK Women’s Forum is happy to sponsor this opportunity for our students and employees to learn more about personal safety and the issue of violence against women,” said Tamarra Disco, chair of UK Women’s Forum. “The sessions will provide useful information that we hope will help make the campus a safer place to live and work.”

”This series is meant to raise awareness about how these issues can affect our professional and personal lives and increase our knowledge about ways to deal with these issues,” Disco said.

The schedule of “Don’t Be a Victim!” sessions:

  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, MN363, Chandler Medical Center
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, Center Theatre, UK Student Center
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, HG611, UK Hospital auditorium
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, Center Theatre, UK Student Center

The schedule of presentations about violence against women:

  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, Center Theatre, UK Student Center
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, HG611, UK Hospital auditorium

For more information on the UK Women’s Forum, visit the Web site.


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