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JCC to hold Beating Hearts: Stories of Domestic Violence on Oct. 29

In observation of domestic violence awareness month, Jefferson Community College (JCC) Health and Wellness Center in collaboration with the Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson County, will present nationally known art exhibit Beating Hearts: Stories of Domestic Violence on Thursday, October 29 at 5:30 p.m. in East Hall, Room H-116. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend. 

Beating Hearts: Stories of Domestic Violencewas founded by Kate Sartor Hilburn, artist and photographer, along with Terrie Queen Autrey, writer/activist. The Louisiana natives work passionately in their community to create awareness of domestic violence and were instrumental in the development and operation of the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team. Based on the documented work of Hilburn and Autrey, Beating Hearts: Stories of Domestic Violenceconsists of thought provoking photos, expressive objects, and written annotations to depict real stories of domestic violence victims. During the exhibition at Jefferson, a remembrance vigil will take place while stories about the victims’ experiences are read aloud. Service providers from Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties will be present to talk about the resources available in the community for victims and survivors of domestic violence.

The Beating Hearts: Stories of Domestic Violence exhibit has been presented at national and regional conferences and displayed in various art galleries and art centers across the nation. Learn more here: http://www.beatinghearts.net/.  

For more information about the exhibit at Jefferson on October 29, call the JCC Health and Wellness Center at 315-786-2376.