UAA partnered with Verizon to present the video as the inaugural event for Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Awareness Month at UAA in April. The Verizon Foundation was the underwriter for this film which tells the story of the tragic death in 2001 of Amy Homan McGee, a Verizon employee.
Chancellor Tom Case made the opening remarks at the Tuesday evening, April 3, event. The panel for these events included Dr. André Rosay, Director, UAA Justice Center; Walt Monegan, President, Alaska Native Justice Center; Rachael Gaedecke, Victims Advocate, Victims for Justice; Chief Rick Shell, University Police Department; Officer Doug Chinn, Anchorage Police Department; Melissa Emmal, Deputy Director, AWAIC; Daniella Cortez and Erin Patterson-Sexon, STAR Advocates; Jerry Jenkins, Executive Director, Anchorage Community Mental Health Services; and Prof. Diane Benson, UAA Alaska Native Studies.
“Telling Amy’s Story” served as a catalyst for public discussion about domestic violence on the UAA campus and in the community at large. The event was free and open to all UAA and Anchorage community members.
Click here for a podcast of the program and April 3 panel discussion.
|Chancellor Case welcomes the audience on April 3.|