CSU, Chico News

Events Highlight Efforts To Reduce Violence in Schools and Campus Communities

Date: 04-02-2010

Joe Wills
Public Affairs

California State University, Chico is participating with other colleges, universities and high schools across the country the week of April 5-9 in an awareness campaign to quell violence that takes place on campuses and in their communities.

The Enough is Enough Campaign to Stem Societal Violence is sponsored by NASPA, a national organization of student affairs administrators represented on 1,400 campuses including CSU, Chico.

On Monday, April 5, an information fair on efforts to reduce violence in the community will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Trinity Commons across from the Bell Memorial Union (BMU) on the CSU, Chico campus. A number of campus and community programs will be represented.

On Tuesday, April 6, a workshop on hip-hop and violence will be held at noon in the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center, Meriam Library 172. In addition, people are urged to wear black on that day as a symbol of awareness of the damage violence has done to communities.

On Wednesday, April 7, three Enough is Enough events will take place. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., CSU, Chico’s Safe Place program will have a display called Sole Survivors on the pathway by Glenn Hall. The “footprints” in the display detail the impact that violence has had on victims of sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking. At noon, the ongoing Conversations on Diversity program will hold a session in BMU 210 called “Let’s Play Violence” about the association of violence with video games, TV and other entertainment. At 6 p.m., a film about violence and schools, “Higher Learning,” will be shown in Plumas 205.

On Thursday, April 8, a panel of speakers will discuss violence from a law enforcement perspective at 6:30 p.m. in the BMU Common Grounds café.

All of the events are free and open to the public. For more information on the events or the Enough is Enough Campaign, contact CSU, Chico’s Office of Diversity at 898-4764. The Web site for the campaign is http://www.naspa.org/enough/.