In observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness month, the College of the Canyons Social Science and Business Division will host the third annual Domestic Violence Awareness event and donation drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 19, in the COC Honor Grove, located on the college’s Valencia campus.
The event will include a performance by the band Women on the Move and a special dramatic performance by the COC theatre department, along with the annual “Everybody is Beautiful” student fashion show and the “Real Beauty” student and faculty art exhibit.
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The event will also feature guest speakers throughout the day and several information booths presented by representatives from COC clubs and other SCV organizations with an interest in addressing the issue of domestic violence.
“The day’s activities are intended to empower attendees to stand up against domestic violence and spread awareness in the community about this important issue,” said Connie Tripp, COC history instructor and one of the event’s organizers.
Attendees will be invited to decorate a T-shirt in the name of a victim or survivor of domestic violence to be included as part of a college clothesline display.
Event organizers will also be collecting dry and canned food items, diapers, baby wipes and other toiletries to be donated to the nonprofit humanitarian relief organization Help The Children (HTC).
HTC is dedicated to alleviating the suffering of children and their families throughout the United States and around the world by providing food, clothing, personal care items and medical supplies to families in need.
Cash and gift card donations will also be collected in support of the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita.