VIDEO added!: Enough is Enough

Published on Friday, April 8th, 2011

Becker College will observe a week of events for Enough is Enough, a nation-wide campaign to encourage college students to seek non-violent ways to resolve conflict and to support victims of violence.

MEDIA COVERAGE of Day of Silence:

 

 

April 13: “These Hands Don’t Hurt,” Worcester Campus Quad, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (In case of rain, event will move inside the Weller Academic Center), 61 Sever St.

To pledge to resolve matters in a non—violent way, students will place their hands in paint and transfer their hand prints to canvas.  Markers will also be available for those students who want to write personal messages on banner. Sponsored by the Student Government Association.

Students will pass out black and white ribbons to be worn in support of the Enough is Enough campaign. Sponsored by Academics.

April 14: “These Hands Don’t Hurt” Leicester Campus Grove, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (In case of rain, event will move inside the Borger Academic Center), 9 Washburn Square

Students will pass out black and white ribbons to be worn in support of the Enough is Enough campaign. Sponsored by Academics.

April 14: “Enough is Enough Rally for Respect” Leicester Campus Alumni Field, 8 p.m., 9 Washburn Square (In case of rain, event will move inside the Leicester Gymnasium, 959 Main St.)

In an informal setting, students, coaches and faculty can tell how violence has impacted their communities. The rally’s goal is to empower students to be vocal about solving disputes without the use of violence and not glorify acts of violence. Becker President Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D. will address students. Students will receive Enough is Enough tee shirts. Sponsored by Athletics.

April 15: “Break the Silence” 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on both campuses.

Students make a pledge of silence for the day and wear buttons that say, “Ask me why I am not talking.” They will hand out cards with information about “Break the Silence,” in support of victims of violence.

Students, faculty and staff will be encouraged to donate to “Penny Pails,” and the proceeds will benefit a non-profit that works with victims of violence. Sponsored by the Diversity Alliance and Student Government Association.

April 18: “The Yellow Dress” Daniels Hall, Borger Academic Center, 9 Washburn Square, Leicester, 7 p.m.

A nationally known, one-woman play based on stories from victims of dating violence. Sponsored by Resident Life.

April 19: “Road Rage”

Campus Police will provide educational programming about the consequences of road rage. Students will be given window chalk for their cars and will be encouraged to write anti-violence messages on their windows. Sponsored by Campus Police.

April 20: Public Conversations Project, ” Daniels Hall, Borger Academic Center, 9 Washburn Square, Leicester, 8 p.m.

A keynote speaker from the Public Conversations Project will address how communication is the bridge that leads away from violence. Sponsored by Student Affairs.

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