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Howard University Launches 'Red Flag' Campaign

Verizon to Host Screening of 'Telling Amy's Story' and Panel Discussion With Community Leaders, Health Experts and Local Law Enforcement Officials

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2010 -- To help raise awareness about domestic violence and urge students to take action when they see friends in abusive relationships, Howard University will launch its Red Flag Campaign on Oct. 1, in partnership with Verizon and Verizon Wireless.  As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, red flags will be dropped on the campus grounds prior to the campaign launch.

The Red Flag Campaign – made possible with funding from the Verizon Foundation and Verizon Wireless HopeLine ® program – was developed to explore the nature of dating relationships on college campuses and to identify the hallmarks of healthy relationships versus the warning signs of abusive ones.

Howard University and Verizon also will screen "Telling Amy's Story," a documentary airing on PBS TV stations nationwide about a Verizon Wireless employee who was murdered by her estranged husband in 2001.  The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with students, community leaders, health experts and local law enforcement officials.


Friday, Oct. 1, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

12 p.m. – Launch of Red Flag Campaign (on the main campus at the flag pole)

12:45 p.m. – Screening of "Telling Amy's Story" (Blackburn Center Ballroom)

1:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion on Domestic Violence (Blackburn Center Ballroom)


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