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Oct. 13, 2016

Wear purple to raise awareness about domestic violence next Thursday

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OSU-CHS invites all students, faculty and staff to wear purple on Thursday, Oct. 20 in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

In addition, students, faculty and staff are invited to attend two events about domestic violence. Jason Beaman, D.O., chair and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, will discuss domestic violence warning signs at 3 p.m. in North Hall 140 at OSU-Tulsa on Wednesday.

On Oct. 26, Samantha Wade, with Tulsa's Domestic Violence Intervention Services, will discuss domestic violence statistics and red flags during a lunch-and-learn session at noon in D-207.

Purple Thursday was created to bring attention to domestic violence and the need to combat it. More than one in three women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime and an average of three U.S. women die each day at the hands of a current or former intimate partner.

Use #PurpleThursday as an opportunity to get involved, take a stand against domestic violence and express solidarity with survivors of domestic violence and their families. To learn more about taking action against domestic violence, visit the National Network to End Domestic Violence website.

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