LSU Women’s Center and Partners to Host Third Annual Stalking Awareness Workshop

01/22/2015 03:54 PM

BATON ROUGE – On Saturday, Jan. 31, the LSU Women’s Center will partner with the LSU Police Department and Lend Ah Hand Stalking Support Group to host the Third Annual Stalking Awareness Workshop, which will be held at the Women’s Center from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


In conjunction with National Stalking Awareness Month, participants at the free workshop will hear from expert speakers representing law enforcement, the District Attorney’s Office and local service providers. To RSVP, visit www.facebook.com/events/1591137647788758/.


According to Summer Steib, director of the LSU Women’s Center, workshops like these are particularly important since reported incidents of stalking are on the rise, with technology-facilitated stalking particularly of concern for stalking victims under 25 years old.


“This workshop is a great way for the Women’s Center to engage with campus and community members to raise awareness about stalking and the various support and intervention services available in our community,” said Steib.


“By providing educational workshops and raising awareness in the community about the dangers and impact of stalking, people will be more knowledgeable about and able to recognize stalking. I want stalking victims/survivors to know that they’re not alone and that Lend Ah Hand can provide support for those who are afraid to speak out about what they are experiencing,” said Daria Vinning, founder of Lend Ah Hand.


For additional information about the Third Annual Stalking Awareness Workshop, please contact the LSU Women’s Center at wc@lsul.edu, or Lend Ah Hand at lendahhandssg@gmail.com.
 

The LSU Women’s Center is located at 5 Union Square on Raphael Semmes Rd. To learn more about the center, visit www.lsu.edu/wc.

 

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Tara  Kistler 
LSU Media Relations
225-578-3869
tkistler@lsu.edu

Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2015