U of M Lambuth students dance to raise awareness of domestic, sexual violence

JACKSON, Tenn. — Students danced for a cause Wednesday in hopes of putting a stop to violence.

University of Memphis students joined the One Billion Rising movement for Teen Dating Awareness Month.

The dance was held at the Lambuth Campus here in Jackson to raise awareness of domestic and sexual violence.

WRAP advocates were on hand at the event to provide information about healthy relationships, warning signs and available services for those in need of help.

Senior coordinator Beth Ann Simpson tells us how important it is to have this kind of information available to their students.

“Maybe someone needs to report, or maybe someone needs support for a past experience, and they might not go to the Safe Hope Center on their own,” Simpson said. “But if they’re on campus and pass by it, it might help another person.”

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reported more than 78,000 instances of domestic violence statewide in 2016.

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic or sexual violence, contact the Safe Hope Center at 731-425-8185.

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