MURFREESBORO — The June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students at MTSU will observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October with a powerful documentary and a candlelight vigil.
The middle Tennessee premiere of “Sin by Silence,” a view into the lives of women who have killed their abusive husbands, is slated for 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in the State Farm Lecture Hall of the Business and Aerospace Building.
This event is co-sponsored by the June Anderson Center, Women in Action, Delta Sigma Theta and Murfreesboro’s Domestic Violence Program.
Featuring interviews with women who have been sent to prison for murdering their abusers, the film highlights the California group Convicted Women Against Abuse, which has helped to raise awareness and bring about legal changes to help battered women.
Glenda Crosley, mother of MTSU student Stacy Crosley, is featured in the documentary. Stacy Crosley will explain how domestic violence affected her family and answer questions after the film.
Purple Light Night, which uses purple to promote awareness of domestic violence, will culminate with a candlelight vigil at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, on the Keathley University Center Knoll. Purple lights will be strung on campus buildings, and students will be encouraged to wear purple clothing and ribbons.
The Oct. 12 free public event is co-sponsored by the June Anderson Center, Women in Action, Lambda Theta Alpha, MTSU Health Promotion and Murfreesboro’s Domestic Violence Program.
For more information, contact the June Anderson Center at 615-898-5989 or firstname.lastname@example.org.