‘Enough is Enough’ Campaign Addresses Violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 04-01-2011

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
530-898-4143

For the second year, California State University, Chico is joining with other schools across the country in an awareness campaign to reduce violence on their campuses and in their communities.

During the first full week of April, secondary and postsecondary schools will be putting on programs to discuss the increase of societal violence and what steps can be taken to reverse the trend.

On Monday, April 4, a forum titled “Violence in the Media and Pop Culture” will be held in BMU 210 from noon to 1 p.m. CSU, Chico sociology professor Dan Pence will be the facilitator.

On Tuesday, April 5, a forum titled “Perceptions of Safety in the Community” will be held in Ayres 106 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. CSU, Chico political science professors Jonathan Caudill and Ryan Patten will be facilitators.

Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the CSU, Chico Office of Diversity at 898-4764.

In addition, as a show of support for the anti-violence campaign, the Chico State softball team will be wearing armbands or other markers during its 1 p.m. home game Friday, April 8, against Humboldt State.

The Enough is Enough Campaign was conceived in response to horrific shooting incidents on high school and college campuses. In 2008, Zenobia Hikes, the student affairs vice president at Virginia Tech, said “Enough is enough” in a closing speech at a meeting of NASPA, a national organization of student affairs administrators. When she died later that year, the campaign was launched and named by NASPA in her honor. The Web site for the campaign is http://www.naspa.org/enough/.

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