MCC students pledge to take a stand against domestic violence

NoMore2The MCC-Penn Valley Counseling Center and Campus Life & Leadership departments get students’ attention with free donuts, while also sharing important information about domestic violence and sexual abuse.  It’s part of a two day awareness event called the “NO MORE Campaign.”

Representatives from Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault ( MOCSA)    are on hand in the Campus Center Lobby of the MCC-Penn Valley campus today (Monday, October 12) and tomorrow (Tuesday, October 13) to talk to students about domestic violence trends, signs, ways to protect yourself and provide resources.

NoMore3They are also asking students to pledge that they will “never commit, condone or remain silent about domestic violence, sexual assault or other forms of aggressive violence against women, men and children.”

The NO MORE CAMPAIGN, was launched in March 2013 by a coalition of leading advocacy groups, service providers, the U.S. Department of Justice and major corporations.  NO MORE was conceived to amplify the power of the domestic violence and sexual assault movement using a unifying symbol to drive awareness and break down the barriers of stigma, silence and shame that keep people from talking about these issues and taking action to prevent them.

Monday, October 12 and Tuesday October 13, students can stop by  Campus Center Lobby  of the MCC-Penn Valley campus from 8:30-10:00 & 11:00-1:00.

Booths are also available for students at the Health Science Institute from 10:00-11:00 on both days.

MCC- Maple Woods students are also encouraged to take the pledge. Students can stop by the Counseling Office in the Administration Building room 102 B-C to sign a pledge form and pick up a NO MORE – MCC CARES bracelet  and support ending domestic violence.

More Upcoming Counseling Office Events at MCC- Maple Woods include:

  • October 16th from 12:00pm-1:30pm, Traci Pettis-Johnson from Comprehensive Mental Health Services will conduct a presentation/training “A Taste of Mental Health First Aid”.  The event will be held in the Student Center Building room 136.
  • October 20th from 12:00pm-1:00pm, Chuck Carter, MCC-Maple Woods Public Safety Officer will conduct a “Self-Defense Training”.  The workshop will be held in the Campus Center Building room 110 (Arbor Room).
  • October 30th from 2:00pm-3:00pm, MOCSA will be on campus conducting a presentation/training titled “Preventing Violence (Bystander Engagement Training)”.  The event will be held in the Student Center Building room 132.
  • These Counseling Office Events are open to students, staff, faculty, and administration.