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Quilt project to mark interpersonal violence awareness

EMPOWER, a student-led UNMC group focused on raising awareness surrounding interpersonal violence, is marking Domestic Violence Awareness Month by placing quilt squares with national statistics around the Sorrell Center for Health Science Education and the UNMC Center for Drug Discovery and Lozier Center for Pharmacy Sciences and Education.

The group also is asking departments to sign quilt squares pledging their commitment to being a part of reducing violence on campus and in the wider community.

"Departments that express interest will receive a quilt square and a metallic sharpie from EMPOWER," said Brooke Fitzpatrick of the UNMC Office of Community Engagement. "We ask that your department decorate the square however you see fit, as well as obtain signatures from those within the department."

The deadline to send in a signed quilt square is Oct. 29. Squares should be returned to Fitzpatrick via inter-office mail at Williams Science Hall, Suite 2.0.106. At the end of the month, the squares will be used to create a quilt displaying UNMC’s commitment to ending interpersonal violence.

For more information on how to participate, e-mail Fitzpatrick.

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