Thursday, March 22, 2012

UAA and Verizon partner for showing of "Telling Amy's Story" for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

“Telling Amy’s Story,” the PBS documentary of the domestic violence homicide of Amy Homan McGee, a Verizon employee, will be shown as the inaugural event in April for Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Awareness Month at UAA.

This presentation of "Telling Amy's Story" is a partnership of UAA and Verizon. The Verizon Foundation was the underwriter for this film which will be shown on two separate dates and times on the UAA campus:

  • Date/Time: Monday, April 2 at 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and Tuesday, April 3 at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Gorsuch Commons, Room 106 -  see map
  • Parking is free in the lot by the Commons.
  • The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limitedRSVP to Anna Hinman by March 30
Chancellor Tom Case is scheduled to make the opening remarks at the Tuesday evening, April 3, event. For both events, there will be a panel of experts and domestic violence advocates including Dr. André Rosay, Director of the UAA Justice Center; Walt Monegan, President of the Alaska Native Justice Center; Susan Sullivan, Executive Director of Victims for Justice (invited); Chief Rick Shell, University Police Department; Chief Mark Mew, Anchorage Police Department; Melissa Emmal, Deputy Director of AWAIC; and Daniella Cortez and Erin Patterson-Sexon, STAR Advocates. 

“Telling Amy’s Story” will serve as a catalyst for public discussion about domestic violence on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus and in the community at large.

For more information, contact Anna Hinman, UAA Dean of Students Office, 786-6158.

Watch the trailer: