The Partner Project
The Partner Project is about people developing relationships built on respect, patience and dignity. Healthy relationships support personal growth and safety which transcends into a life of meaning filled with many opportunities for success. The Partner Project at Molloy College is a collaborative effort to raise awareness about relationship violence through education, research and dialogue. The Partner Project is dedicated to those individuals who suffer in silence due to relationship violence.
A Private Violence: Screening and Panel Discussion - Thursday, January 29
5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in The Madison Theatre at Molloy College. 516.323.3659. A screening and panel presentation with Kit Gruelle. A Documentary Film Produced and Directed by Cynthia Hill. One in four women experience violence in their homes. Have you ever asked, "why doesn't she just leave"? Private Violence shatters the brutality of our logic and intimately reveals the stories of two women: Deanna Walters, who transforms from victim to survivor, and Kit Gruelle, who advocates for justice.
The Partner Project, in collaboration with student clubs, has events scheduled for the spring semester that will continue to shine a light on relationship violence: (additional information will be posted)
- March 31 - April 3, 2014: The Red Flag campaign
- April 4, 2014: Take Back the Night and Together As One: Relationship Violence - Love, Loss and Breaking the Silence with keynote speaker: Sharon Love - Mother of Yeardley Love and Co-Founder of the One Love Foundation. Sharon Love's daughter, Yeardley Love was beaten to death in May 2010 by her ex-boyfriend; both were athletes at the University of Virginia. The One Love Foundation was established in 2010 to honor the memory of Yeardley Love. Panel discussion will follow keynote address. The panel will discuss the issues surrounding relationship violence. Participants will include keynote speaker Sharon Love; Sergeant Judy Hoffman, Domestic Liaison, Nassau County Police. 3 p.m. is the start time for Together As One: Relationship Violence - Love, Loss and Breaking the Silence. 5:30 is when Take Back the Night begins.
- Molloy College's Break the Silence Club raises awareness with "Wear Purple Day". October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and to help raise awareness about the issue the Molloy College Break the Silence Club will host its first-ever "wear purple day" on October 22. Everyone is encouraged to wear something purple to join the effort. The event is designed to raise awareness for the victims of relationship violence. Participants will have the opportunity to sign a "pledge" that will displayed in a central location on campus and purchase purple ribbons to wear. "Relationship and domestic violence issues often stay under the radar," said Break the Silence Club President Saniya Khan. "It is so important to break the silence in order for change to occur. Our hope is to paint campus purple to jump start some of these conversations and help spread the movement by providing information and creating general awareness within our community." The Break the Silence Club is a group designed to empower students as advocates and to develop awareness regarding the issue of relationship violence.