The Saint Louis University chapter of Physicians for Human Rights will sponsor a Domestic Violence Awareness Week, starting Monday, Oct. 17, featuring a week of presentations on various topics concerning domestic violence. All presentations will bef from noon to 1 p.m. at the Medical Center. All members of the Saint Louis University Community are invited.
Building upon the spirit of modern Catholic social teaching and the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Physicians for Human Rights seeks to educate and challenge the SLU community regarding current and historical issues of human rights, with particular emphasis on local human rights. Through campus, community and national events, the chapter seeks to mobilize health professionals to advance health, dignity and justice, and promote the right to health for all.
The list of scheduled presentations is as follows:
"An Introduction to Issues of Domestic Violence," with Michelle Schiller-Bakerfrom of St. Martha's Hall
Noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, in Lecture Hall A in the Learning Resources Center
"The Physician's Role and Mandatory Reporting," with Christine Jacobs, M.D., program director of the SLU Family Medicine Residency Program
Noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Lecture Hall B in the Learning Resources Center
"Domestic Violence and Male Survivors," with Susannah Altesman from ALIVE (Alternatives to Living in Violent Environments)
Noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Lecture Hall 3 in Schwitalla Hall
"A Personal Survivor's Account," with Karen Morrow a domestic violence survivor
Noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, in room 112/113 in the Learning Resources Center
"Advocacy for Those Affected by Domestic Violence," with Sylvia Jackson from the Women's Safe House
Noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, in Lecture Hall B in the Learning Resources Center