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Violence Against Women Examined

March 25, 1998|EDWARD M. YOON

A daylong conference exploring violence against women through a series of workshops will be held Thursday at Cal State Northridge.

Sponsored by the CSUN Student Health Center, the third annual Ending Violence Against Women Conference aims to enhance community knowledge on violence prevention, said Jean Morrison, conference coordinator.

"What we really want to encourage is a comprehensive approach to ending violence in our communities," Morrison said.

"This conference provides practical ideas, solutions and tools that participants can take with them back into the community."

The conference will offer 13 workshops on issues concerning women and their families, such as relationship violence, public attitudes on rape, the relationship between substance abuse and violence, date rape and domestic abuse.

Also featured at the conference will be the Clothesline Project, a collection of T-shirts made by survivors, family members and friends of victims who died as a result of sexual violence.

"It's time to redouble our efforts and find ways for the community and public figures to end violence against women," Morrison said. "It takes the entire community working together to find solutions to these problems."

The conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the University Student Union on the east side of campus, 18111 Nordhoff St.

Campus parking is available on Lot C along Zelzah Avenue between Nordhoff and Plummer streets. The parking fee is $1.75.

The event is free to the public, but phone reservations are requested.

For reservation and other information, call Morrison at (818) 819-4333.

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