College Brides Walk

      On February 13th, 2015, college students representing various campuses in South Florida will unite and partake in the Fifth Annual College Brides Walk here at Barry University.

      The purpose of The College Brides' Walk was developed in order to bring awareness to the problems of domestic and dating violence on and off college campuses.

      Registration

      Day of the Event

      8:00AM - Check-In & Registration
      BROAD AUDITORIUM


      9:00AM - 9:45AM - Opening Ceremony
      BROAD AUDITORIUM

      • Welcome, Dr. Laura Finley
      • Welcome, Sister Linda Bevilacqua
      • Greetings, N. Miami Mayor Dr. Smith Joseph
      • Poetry performance, Florida Memorial University team
      • Teen Dating Violence Survivor, Providencia Gousse
      • Dance performance, Barry University Repertory Dance Ensemble
      • Brides Walk Background, Josie Ashton

      10:00AM - 12:30PM – Walk / Workshops Begin


      10:00AM - 10:30AM

      • Healthy Relationships, presented by Dr. Laura Finley (Broad Auditorium)
      • Survivor Speaker/Author, presented by Elle (Andreas 111)
      • Arts, Multimedia, Advocacy and Activism (Andreas 112)
      • Case Studies of Abuse (Thompson Mall)
      • Technology and Abuse, presented by Dr. Holly Jacobs (Library 103)
      • Bystander Intervention, presented by Dr. Jill Levinson (Thompson 230)

      10:40AM - 11:10AM

      • Healthy Relationships, presented by Dr. Laura Finley (Broad
      • Survivor Speaker/Author, presented by Elle (Andreas 111)
      • Arts, Multimedia, Advocacy and Activism (Andreas 112)
      • Case Studies of Abuse (Thompson Mall)
      • Technology and Abuse, presented by Dr. Holly Jacobs (Library 103)
      • Bystander Intervention, presented by Dr. Jill Levinson (Thompson 230)

      11:20AM - 11:50AM

      • Effects on Children, presented by Dr. Laura Finley (Broad Auditorium)
      • Sexual Violence and Advocacy, presented by Somy Ali and Bianca Rudge (Andreas 111)
      • Arts, Multimedia, Advocacy and Activism (Andreas 112)
      • Case Studies of Abuse (Thompson Mall)
      • Engaging Men, presented by Clayton Vance (Library 103)
      • Gender Roles and Violence, presented by Lilian Medina of the Anti-Defamation League (Thompson 230)

      12:00PM - 12:30PM

      • Effects on Children, presented by Dr. Laura Finley (Broad Auditorium)
      • Sexual Violence and Advocacy, presented by Somy Ali and Bianca Rudge (Andreas 111)
      • Arts, Multimedia, Advocacy and Activism (Andreas 112)
      • Case Studies of Abuse (Thompson Mall)
      • Engaging Men, presented by Clayton Vance (Library 103)
      • Gender Roles and Violence, presented by Lilian Medina of the Anti-Defamation League (Thompson 230)

      12:30PM - 12:45PM - Closing Ceremony
      BROAD AUDITORIUM

      • Vocal performance, Savannah Ashton
      • Dance performance, Barry University Repertory Dance Ensemble
      • Final words, Dr. Laura Finley and Josie Ashton

      12:45PM - 1:15PM – Lunch
      THOMPSON MALL

      Participants

      Everyone is invited to attend this event. Domestic violence affects women and men of all ages, cultures, races, and sexual orientations. Our primary purpose is to educate and raise awareness to all.
      Help us spread the message that violence never leads to love!

      Attire

      Females are encouraged to wear bridal gowns, prom dresses, or all white. Men are encouraged to wear tuxedos, or all black.

      Distance

      The walking route is approximately 6 miles, starting at Barry and moving towards Johnson & Wales University, we will then return back to Barry. Participants may walk the entire route or may make arrangements to walk a portion of it. Police escort from North Miami Police Department will accompany walkers throughout.

      Water and Snacks will be provided along the route.

      Training During the Walk

      Licensed LMFT, LMHC, LCSW, RN, and LPN? Need Domestic Violence CEUs? Get them at the College Brides Walk! $25 for 2 CEUs on February 14, 2014.

      For more information, Contact Dr. Laura Finley: lfinley@barry.edu

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