Raising Awareness for Domestic Violence

Zeta Phi Beta is hosting an educational event in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Raising Awareness for Domestic Violence
Zeta Phi Beta is hosting Silence Speaks All:Stop Domestic Violence this upcoming Oct. 28.
Shannon Sheehan, Staff Writer

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, which is a time for advocates to come together to raise awareness for this issue and spread education on the topic. During this time, communities and organizations work to help survivors, victims and those unaffected to learn about the signs and the proper actions to take when faced with domestic violence. Together, the goal is to end domestic violence and offer help to those have been impacted from it.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated at Kean University will be hosting Silence Speaks All: Stop Domestic Violence during this month to educate and raise awareness in the Kean community. 

This event will transpire on Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 8 to 9 p.m. This is a virtual event and will occur on Zoom. For those interested attending, be sure to RSVP to the domestic violence coordinator email which is zetakeanuniversitydvcoord@gmail.com and they will be sure to send you the information for the event. 

The purpose of this event is to create an interactive and open space to discuss domestic violence overall. They will touch on topics such as the signs and symptoms of domestic violence so that students can become educated on what to look out for. Also, they will discuss healthy relationships and how one can assure that their relationships are healthy. Additionally, students will learn how they or someone they know can get help in case they are faced with domestic violence.

This event is in collaboration with Northeast New Jersey Legal Services, which is a non-profit public interest law firm. They have a specialized program for domestic violence, specifically for survivors, which will be presented at the event as they also guide the discussion with the attendees. 

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services provides legal education to the community in an effort to inform people on their rights and civic responsibilities. They even help low-income and underserved citizens through free gala help in regards to civil non-criminal matters. They pride themselves on helping and educating communities, which they also aim to do through this event. 

To learn more information about Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., or this event, be sure to check out their Cougar Link page.


about the author

Shannon Sheehan, Staff Writer
sheehsha@kean.edu

Shannon Sheeehan is a Junior Communications major with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Marketing. She joined The Cougar's Byte staff in Spring 2018. After her time at Kean, Shannon hopes to start her professional career in Public Relations and/or Social Media.