Dixie State College spotlights domestic violence, sexual assault in special education program

ST. GEORGE – Dixie State College of Utah’s weekly “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” convocation series presents a special two-day program spotlighting the dangers of domestic violence and sexual assault in the St. George community.

The program begins Tuesday with a presentation titled “Ending the Silence on Domestic and Sexual Violence” from St. George DOVE Center executive director Katy Peterson. DOVE has provided confidential shelter, advocacy and support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault as well as prevention education for over 15 years. The presentation will begin at 12 p.m. in the Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center on the DSC campus.

On Thursday, the DSC “Take Back the Night” student group and the Dixie Forum will host a rally against domestic violence and sexual assault in the outdoor amphitheater just north of the Garner Student Center. The event, which begins at 6 p.m., will include speeches from local victim advocacy groups, poetry from DSC students, live music featuring Utah musician Christina Osborn and a candlelight vigil. It will be followed by a speak-out in the Gardner Center Conference Room B, where domestic violence and sexual assault survivors will have an opportunity to share their stories with members of the public, trained victim advocates and other supporters. Admission to the entire program is free.

The Dixie Forum series will continue with a “Great Faiths” convocation on Nov. 12. Elder Marlin Jenson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will deliver a presentation on LDS Christianity in the Eccles Mainstage Theater at 1 p.m.

Event details and contact information

Date: Nov. 6 and Nov. 8

Time: 12 p.m. (DOVE presentation) and 6 p.m. (rally and speak-out)

Location: DSC Campus

Admission: Free

Contact: Dr. Joel A. Lewis – 435-652-7864 or [email protected]

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @STGnews

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  • Jeb November 5, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I’ve been known to render a light beating to my wife every now and then, just to keep her in line, but that don’t amount to no domestic violence.

  • Jane B January 20, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    How is Domestic violence the same as SEXUAL ASSAULT? WT* is this world coming to?

  • Jane B January 20, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Domestic Violence has gotten way out of hand. Females are calling the cops just to get the man in trouble and i think society is sick. Men accorded the country are being sent to prison for innocence. I called the cops on my EX to just get him out of the house and the cops arrested him for domestic violence because he yelled at me. WT* is wrong with this country? I yelled at him so i should be in just as much trouble. I AM NOT FOR THIS MOVEMENT OF HATING MEN!!!!!!!!!

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