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Domestic violence events at Dillard

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  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Louisiana ranks as of one the top 10 most dangerous states for women, according to the Violence Policy Center and the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

  Dillard University, along with Loyola, Tulane and Xavier universities and Southern University at New Orleans, will host the annual citywide "Take Back the Night" march at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Loyola. Domestic and family-level violence activist and author (and 1992's The Real World: New York star) Kevin Powell will host two sessions at Dillard. Dillard's campus events include the following:

  • "Intimate Partner Violence Discussion: Loving Each Other" (11 a.m. and noon, Tuesday, Oct. 14, Kearny Hall)

  • "Learning to Love Yourself: Self-Esteem and Self-Care Tips" (1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, Kearny Hall)

  • "Black Love" (7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, Georges Auditorium, Professional Schools Building)

  • 4th annual domestic violence workshop (2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, Rooms 131-135, Professional Schools Building)

  • Kevin Powell's "Manhood: Changing Us, Changing the World" (3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, Professional Schools Building)

  • Kevin Powell's women's workshop (3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, Professional Schools Building)

  • "Take Back the Night" poetry slam (7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, Will Alexander Library)

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