Domestic violence forum to help encourage awareness


Domestic violence is a common but taboo issue that many students on FAMU’s campus suffer from in silence. This inspired a seminar on campus to discuss these issues in an honest and open setting.

On Monday, Nov. 22, Active Minds and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., will hold a domestic violence seminar, talking about relationship problems and featuring student testimonies.  

“Some don’t know when they’re being a victim,” Cara Simmons, project chair for the sorority, said. “There will be statistics and different clips for students to see that many people face this issue every day.

“This actually started in 2005, because many stories were going around about how a lot of these young females on campus were getting beat by their boyfriends when they go home,” Simmons said. 

Simmons said she attended the last three years, and always has a new experience.

Chloe Martin, the Active Minds president, said the organization supports the focus of the event, and participated last year as well. “No more tears” Chair Krystal Wilson said the event helps students become more aware of domestic violence.

“This helps students bring it to the table and face the issue,” Wilson said.

The event will take place Monday at 7p.m. in the School of Business and Industry, Room G12 on the north side.