FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2009EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081
FOUR GENERATIONS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE TOPIC OF AUTHOR’S TALK Marlow’s Compelling Story Part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month at MTSU
(MURFREESBORO) – L.Y. Marlow, author of Color Me Butterfly, will headline the June Anderson Women’s Center’s activities highlighting Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. Marlow is slated to deliver her keynote speech, presented by the Women’s Center and Women in Action and co-sponsored by the Distinguished Lecture Fund, at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, in Cantrell Hall in the Tom Jackson Building on the MTSU campus. Doors will open at 4 p.m. A reception and book signing will follow the presentation. Color Me Butterfly, published in 2007, is based on a true story of four generations of mothers and daughters who suffered domestic abuse. Set in Philadelphia and spanning 60 years, the book tells the story of how Eloise, Mattie, Lydia and Treasure found the courage to persevere, each in her own way. Marlow’s book will be the topic of discussion at the Monday, Oct. 26, meeting of the “Our Friends: Our Selves Book Club” from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Women’s Center in Room 206 of the James Union Building. The group uses literature to examine women’s roles in society, both past and present. In addition to events surrounding Marlow, the Women’s Center will sponsor the Silent Witness Project from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in the second floor lobby of the Keathley University Center. This exhibit will feature blood red T-shirts displaying true local stories of women, men and children who have been victims of domestic violence. The stories are printed across the busts of the T-shirts. This powerful exhibit promotes peace, healing, education and awareness. Throughout the month, the Women’s Center will make purple ribbons available across campus for members of the MTSU community to wear in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. All Domestic Violence Awareness Month events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the June Anderson Women’s Center at 615-898-2193 or firstname.lastname@example.org.