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Take Back the NIght and Dating Violence Prevention

Apr 4, 2012

The daughters of Angela Gillam, Cheath Orsino and Donna Ramos were murdered by their boyfriends. Their stories are featured in the powerful video, "Love You to Death," which will be shown at Pacific's Take Back the Night and Dating Violence Prevention event on April 16, 2012.  The three mothers will appear in-person to speak out about their experience and to send a message about the need to address dating violence among young people.

April 16th Event Schedule: 

6:00 PM (DeRosa University Center) - Take Back the Night Rally 
6:30 PM - March Across Campus 
7:00 PM (Grace Covell Hall) - Presentation of "The Choice Is Yours" and "Love You to Death" by Suzanne Schultz, San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office.

Event Details: 
The program begins at 6pm in front of the DeRosa University Center on University of the Pacific's Stockton campus. The march begins at 6:30 pm with the route following the course of the blue light emergency phones that traverse the campus. At 7pm, participants will end the march at Grace Covell Hall for a presentation by Suzanne Schultz from the SJDA of the videos "The Choice Is Yours and Love You to Death."

In addition to the appearance of the three mothers featured in the video, this powerful program contains an actual 911 tape, crime scene and injury photos, defines dating violence, gives warning signs, statistics, explains the cycle of violence, provides tips for a safety plan, and resources for assistance. Take Back the Night is a national event during which schools and communities come together to break the silence and take a stand against violence against women.

The Pacific Women's Resource Center is partnering with the San Joaquin County District Attorney's (SJDA) Office and the Women's Center of San Joaquin County to organize this Take Back the Night March and Dating Violence Prevention Event.

For more information about the event, contact Corrie Martin, director of the Pacific Women's Resource Center at 209.932.2815 or emailcmartin1@pacific.edu