PULLMAN, Wash. Mildred Muhammad – who was terrorized by her ex-husband, the executed 2002 Washington, D.C., spree killer John Allen Muhammad – will present the public keynote address of WSU’s annual Week Without Violence at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, in the CUB junior ballroom.
The YWCA of WSU and the Women’s Resource Center hold the Week Without Violence in order for the community to understand how violence, particularly against women, can affect individuals, families and communities.
At John Allen Muhammad’s trial, the prosecutor claimed the Beltway sniper rampage was part of a plot to kill his ex-wife and regain custody of their children.
After her ordeal, Mildred Muhammad founded the nonprofit After the Trauma, Inc., to assist survivors of domestic violence. As executive director, she is an advocate, consultant, author and inspirational speaker. She studies at Everest University toward a degree in criminal justice.
Her book, “Scared Silent,” was released in October 2009. She has written “A Survivor’s Journal” to help victims and survivors with anxieties that others may not understand.
Other Week Without Violence events at WSU include:
- “It Starts Now” Campaign, 11 a.m.1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, Glenn Terrell Mall.
- V-Day Presents “Victory Over Violence,” noon3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, Todd Hall.
- Take Back the Night Rally and March, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, Glenn Terrell Mall.
WSU Police Face-to-Face Forum: “Crime Victims’ Rights,” 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, CUB Lounge.
- Building Bridges Multicultural Showcase, 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, Daggy Theatre.
Jenny Young, YWCA, 509- 335-2572, firstname.lastname@example.org