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Women’s Center to Recognize Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Women's Center, located at Northern Virginia Community College's Alexandria Campus, has planned a number of events throughout the month of October to recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness and National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Dr. Carolyn Lorente, director of the Women's Center, said the events are open to the public and they welcome the local community as well as students, faculty and staff from all NOVA campuses to participate in the scheduled events, which include various round table discussions, Take Back the Night and The Clothesline Project.

The Women's Center at NOVA was established in fall 2008 through efforts from volunteer faculty, staff and student leaders. Through its programs, events, presentations and round table discussions, the Women's Center focuses on building a sense of community with advocacy, education and support.

"The Women's Center is an important and vibrant part of our college," said Lorente. "It provides a safe psychological and physical space for all women, LGBTQ populations and all populations marginalized on the basis of gender or sexuality and our allies."

For more information about weekly and monthly events at the Women's Center and useful resources or to find out about volunteering opportunities, stop by the Women's Center located at NOVA's Alexandria Campus, 5000 Dawes Avenue, Alexandria, in the Bisdorf Building, Room 331, visit the center's blog or contact Lorente at clorente@nvcc.edu or 703.933.5080.

Upcoming Events

Oct. 20: Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness

Oct. 26-27: The Clothesline Project in the cafeteria

Oct. 27: Take Back the Night

Oct. 27: Round table discussion with DC Trans Coalition

Nov. 2: Screening of film "The Hunting Ground" with panel discussion

Nov. 3: Round table discussion on issues pertinent to healthy relationships

Nov. 24: Round table discussion about transgender issues

Media Contact: Raytevia Evans | 703.425.5839 | revans@nvcc.edu


Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.