Luncheon to bring awareness to domestic violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Tragically, one of every three American women will experience intimate partner violence during her lifetime. Men are also victims, with the U.S. Department of Justice estimating that one in every four men are victims of physical violence by a partner every year.

Victims suffer not only physical injuries but are at increased risk of mental disorders.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It first began in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence as a Day of Unity to connect battered women’s advocates across the country.

To raise awareness of the issue, the Title IX office will host a Purple Passion Luncheon Oct. 23. The event is free and open to the university community and will feature a presentation from physicians and researchers from the Department of Family and Community Medicine. They will highlight their study on the daily patterns of domestic violence and how it translates into working in the community.

Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the panel presentation begins at noon. Attendees will receive a giveaway bag. Seating is limited.

RSVP by Oct. 20 here.

For more information, contact Nina Sosa at 210-450-8470 or at


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