Law School Observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Five student organizations came together to mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. The Domestic Violence Project, the Human Rights Law Society, the Latino Law Students Association, Neighbors, and the Public Interest Law Society hosted a three-day clothing and food drive.
At the end of the drive, the students collected six large boxes of clothing and a half of a large box of food. (The boxes were 18 inches by 18 inches by 24 inches with a weight capacity of 65 pounds.) The donations went to Apna Ghar, a domestic violence shelter serving immigrant women and children in Uptown, on the North Side, and to Goodwill.
Nascine Howell, ’14, a co-chair of the Domestic Violence Project, had this to say about the effort:
“The drive illustrates our united stand against domestic violence. Here at UChicagoLaw, men, women, students, and faculty united in their efforts to support victims of domestic violence by donating their clothes, food, and even shoes. Over 200 students and faculty wore purple ribbons to spread awareness. It is said that supporters and friends of victims sometimes do nothing because they don’t know how they can help or if their help would even make a difference. On Oct. 19, when we gave boxes of donated food, clothes, and shoes to victims and others in need, we made a difference.”