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Pacific to Launch “Enough is Enough” Anti-Violence Campaign

Mar 17, 2010

Students and staff at University of the Pacific will explore different approaches to reducing violence as part of the national "Enough is Enough" campaign, April 6- 9. The events will include lectures from several guest speakers, a fundraiser for the Women's Shelter of San Joaquin County, and a ceremony to recognize and honor San Joaquin County residents who have taken steps to reduce violence in their
neighborhoods.

"Enough is Enough" is a NASPA program designed to reduce societal violence. It was started in response to the Virginia Tech shootings and is aimed at combining the resources of colleges and universities, K-12 schools and various community agencies. NASPA is the largest national organization for those who work in student affairs administration.

"There is a growing concern among parents, students and communities about the rising reports of violence," said Elizabeth Griego, vice president of student life at Pacific and the current president of NASPA. "By supplying our students with knowledge about how to prevent violence, we hope the entire community will become safer in the long run."

The campaign will kick off with a student art show and a presentation by "Kelly and Becca," two women who have a traveling show that focuses on different aspects of sexual assault. Other highlights of the week include a "donate a meal to reduce violence" fund-raiser for the Women's Shelter of San Joaquin County, a play by Naomi Ackerman, an exploration of all the factors that can lead to violence called "Conflict: Everyone Plays a Role," and the screening of a documentary about violence.

Pacific was selected by NASPA to serve as a model school for "Enough is Enough" campaign as the first school to host the program. The programs in Pacific's week of activities focus on themes associated with violence, from socio-economic factors to domestic abuse. Pacific is partnering with several community organizations for the campaign, including the Women's Shelter of San Joaquin and Cleveland Elementary School. Cleveland Elementary School was the site of a schoolyard shooting two decades ago. Several survivors of the shooting will participate in one of the event panels. Last
year, the school was selected by students at Pacific to run tutoring courses, monitor the play ground and work with school staff.

More information about Kelly and Becca can be found at http://kellyandbecca.com.
More information about Naomi Ackerman can be found at
http://www.naomiackerman.com/. For more information about the "Enough is Enough"
campaign, visit http://go.pacific.edu/Enough.

Schedule: (all events take place in the Don and Karen DeRosa University Center)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - Enough is Enough Launch Day
All Day
Anti-Violence Student Art Show
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Kelly and Becca

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - Breaking the Chain of Violence and Poverty
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Donate a Meal to Reduce Violence
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Local Agencies Talk About Enough is Enough Internships
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Speaker: Naomi Ackerman - "Flowers are Not Enough"

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - Violence as a Public Health Issue Day
3:00 - 4:50 p.m.
Conflict: Everyone Plays a Role
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
20 Years Since Cleveland Elementary
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Gwen Dungy

Friday, April 9, 2010 - Be the Change, Make an Impact Day
All Day
Green Dot Program
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Feel Good Friday Table
7:00 - Midnight
Enough is Enough Tiger Nights
* Take the Pledge to Reduce Violence
* Poetry Slam/Performance Art
* Documentary Film Series