Monday, April 2, 2-4 pm
Tuesday, April 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Gorsuch Commons, Room 107
This is event is free and open to the public. Space for both showings and panel discussions is limited, and R.S.V.P. is required by March 28.
Telling Amy’s Story is the powerful national PBS documentary program about the domestic violence homicide of Amy Homan McGee on November 8, 2011, at the hands of her husband Vincent. While the end of Amy’s story can never be changed, Telling Amy’s Story chronicles the events leading up to her death, and seeks to change the outcome for the millions of victims, survivors, and loved ones by domestic violence every day. For more information about the film, please visit the website.
The documentary, which was funded by the Verizon Foundation, is introduced by Mariska Hargitay, who plays Det. Olivia Benson on “Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit,” and is narrated by Det. Deirdre Fishel of the State College (Pa.) Police Department.
Chancellor Tom Case is currently scheduled to open the program on Tuesday evening. For both events, we will have a panel of experts and domestic violence advocates including Andre Rosay, director of the UAA Justice Center; Walt Monegan, president of the Alaska Native Justice Center; Susan Sullivan, executive director of Victims for Justice (invited); Chief Rick Shell, University Police Department; Chief Mark Mew, Anchorage Police Department; Melissa Emmal, deputy director of AWAIC; Daniella Cortez and Erin Patterson-Sexon, advocates of STAR.
The film showing will be offered two separate dates and times, and will serve as the catalyst for public discussion about domestic violence at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. Light refreshments will be available. This event is presented by the University of Alaska Anchorage and Verizon.
You can help end domestic violence by sharing the documentary, by discussing domestic violence with others, and referring those in need to resources. We encourage you to visit www.telling.psu.edu to find valuable free resources to support your efforts.
At the site, you will find information on:
- How to get help for yourself or someone in need
- How to plan a screening event for your book club, church group or volunteer organization
- Telling Amy’s Story-branded materials
By raising awareness and talking about how our community can help victims and hold abusers accountable, we can take positive steps toward prevention. Domestic violence is a national epidemic, but every individual in every community can be part of the solution.
For more information about this event, or to R.S.V.P., please email Anna Hinman at firstname.lastname@example.org.