Written by Christopher J. Herman
Willimantic, Conn. - The Women's Center at Eastern Connecticut State University will host The Red Flag Campaign, a public awareness mission designed to promote the prevention of dating violence on college campuses, all day in the Arthur L. Johnson Unity Wing in the Student Center from Oct. 8 - 12. The public is invited. Admission is free.
The Red Flag Campaign, launched in October 2007 to college and university campuses in Virginia before launching nationally. The campaign was created using a "bystander intervention" strategy, which encourages friends and other campus community members to say something when they see warning signs for dating violence in a friend's relationship. Research indicates that in 21 percent of college dating relationships, one of the partners is being abused. That's one in five relationships.
The campaign is a project of the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, and was created by college students, college personnel and community victim advocates. The campaign is funded by grants from the Verizon Foundation, Verizon Wireless, Macy's Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For more information on the Red Flag Campaign, visit www.theredflagcampaign.org.