PULLMAN – A vocal advocate for women’s safety will share her story, “Domestic Violence and Abuse – Signs of Abuse and Abusive Relationships,” at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, in the CUB junior ballroom as a part of WSU’s Annual Week Without Violence.
Six years ago, Teri Jendusa-Nicolai’s ex-husband attacked her with a baseball bat and left her for dead in an Illinois storage locker. She was found 26 hours later – barely alive.
“There’s a passion inside me to tell people, to warn people, to help people,” she said. “That’s all I’m focused on.”
Jendusa-Nicolai’s other appearances have included TV’s 20/20, the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Bio Channel’s “I Survived,” as well as CNN online, radio stations and newspapers across the country and in Europe.
The YWCA of WSU and the Women’s Resource Center hold the Annual Week Without Violence in order for the community to stand up to violence.
Throughout the week, the “Clothesline Project” will be displayed on Glenn Terrell Mall, consisting of more than 700 T-shirts made by people connected to WSU with messages about how violence, particularly against women, can affect individuals, families and communities.
Other events during the week include:
· “WSU Police Forum” at 4 p.m. on Oct. 12 in the CUB lounge
· “Take Back the Night Rally and March” at 6 p.m. on Oct. 13 on Glenn Terrell Mall
· A brown bag lunch and “Let’s Talk about … But They Don’t Hit Me” at noon on
Oct. 14 in Wilson Hall 1
· “Building Bridges: Multicultural Showcase” at 6 p.m. on Oct. 14 in Beasley Coliseum.
In addition, those who donate a non-perishable food item at the Women’s Resource Center, Wilson Hall 8, will have a chance to win a Nook.