Florida A&M University Women’s Center has sponsored a student film dedicated to ending violence against women. The film is director by Jabari Payne, a 4th-year broadcast student, and features Voices Poetry Group. The film depicts a series of poems about domestic violence relationships. There will be speakers from Refuge House and Big Bend sharing their story and solutions to domestic violence relationships. A discussion group will be conducted after the film to get participants opinions.WHO:
FAMU Women’s Center, Residence Life, JDP Communications, Voices Poetry Group, Refuge House, Big BendWHEN
Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m.WHERE
Palmetto Phase III Apartment Complex 227 Palmetto St. Tallahassee, FL 32307 WHY
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence states: “One in four women will be victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives, 1.3 million women are assaulted by their partner every year, 85 percent of domestic violence reported is against women.” These staggering numbers concerns Florida A&M University Women’s Center. Nearly one in five teenage girls who have been in a relationship, said a boyfriend threatened violence or self-harm if presented with a breakup according to DomesticViolenceStatistics.org
. “Every nine seconds in the U.S., a woman is assaulted or beaten.” It is time to put an end to this! No woman should endure violence in her home. The Women’s Center is hoping this student film will stimulate conversation for the discussion session proceeding the film.