CAU hosts ‘Call to True Beauty’ events
10/11/2013, 6 a.m.
Dating and domestic violence prevention will be on the agenda when “The Call to True Beauty 2013” convenes Oct. 13-18 at Clark Atlanta University.
The weeklong series, which marks National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, begins with a Sunday worship service.
Other events include a memorial balloon lift; a panel discussion hosted by the Joseph E. Lowery Institute for Justice and Human Rights at CAU; a “Powder Room/Locker Room” workshop; and “The Dating Game,” which offers insight on healthy relationships and dating safety with noted psychologist and media personality Alduan Tartt.
CAU President Carlton E. Brown said the initiative will continue to be a priority at Clark Atlanta.
“National data indicate that women between the ages of 16 and 24 in dating relationships experience the highest rate of dating violence and sexual assault,” Brown said. “Although we are not overwhelmed by this issue on our campus, one incident is too many.”
Brown said that the campaign theme, “Respect,” offers the opportunity to include young men in the conversation, not as perpetrators, but as agents in fostering mutual understanding and positive, healthy relationships.
nOct. 13 – The Rev. Dr. Maisha Handy of the Interdenominational Theological Center will deliver a message of faith, hope, healing and respect for victims and survivors of dating and domestic violence at The Call to True Beauty in Worship. It starts at 10:45 a.m. in Davage Auditorium.
nOct. 14 – The Call to True Beauty Memorial Balloon Lift will honor survivors. It takes off at 5:30 p.m. on the Student Center Promenade. There will be live-remote broadcast, spoken word performances and free giveaways from WCLK-91.9 FM.
nOct. 15 – A panel discussion – RESPECT: Find Out What It Means – dispels myths and provides factual information on dating and domestic violence. It begins at 6 p.m. in Davage Auditorium.
nOct. 16 – Powder Room/Locker Room: Real Talk About Dating & Domestic Violence, 6 p.m. in the Carl and Mary Ware Building. Two separate forums, a powder room for ladies and a locker room for men, will present a no-holds-barred conversation about relationships, dating, what it means to be a “man” or a “lady,” sex, and preventing dating violence. There will be free gifts and “halftime” refreshments.
nOct. 17 – “The Dating Game” with Dr. Alduan Tartt, celebrity TV host and noted psychologist, begins at 6 p.m. in the Carl and Mary Ware Building. .
nOct. 18 – The Call to True Beauty Awards & Press Conference, announcing the 2013 Advocate and Survivor of the Year, takes place noon-2 p.m. in the Aspacio Atrium.
The college is at 223 James P. Brawley Drive S.W. in Atlanta. For more information, visit www.cau.edu or call 404-880-8000.