Time to Talk Declared at IWU

October 9, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – On September 8, Illinois Wesleyan University President Richard F. Wilson signed a resolution proclaiming Wednesday, Oct. 15 as “It’s Time to Talk Day,” and the month of October 2008 as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” at the University. 

The resolution encourages “all those in the university community to take a moment to talk about healthy relationships, to remind those in abusive relationships that they are not alone and that help is available, and to encourage the development of domestic violence policies in the workplace.”

As part of the county-wide day of domestic violence awareness, also on Oct. 15, Illinois Wesleyan University will host a conference, "Once You Phone, You're Not Alone—Reporting and Responding to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault," in the Young Main Lounge at 8 a.m.  Kathy Cavins, dean of students, will give the welcome address.

The conference will feature Annorah Moorman, director of counseling at IWU, as a panelist.  Moorman will discuss how the University responds to domestic violence and sexual assault. 

For additional information, contact Kim Wells, Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence executive director at kwells@caepy.org.

Contact: Jessica Block ‘09, (309) 556-3181