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Telling Amy’s Story: Women’s Resource Center will screen documentary of domestic violence

November 3, 2011

Film poster for “Telling Amy’s Story”“Telling Amy’s Story” is a film about Amy Homan-McGee, a 33-year-old mother of two and Verizon Wireless employee.

Homan-McGee was killed by her husband in 2001 when she decided to leave him after suffering years of abuse.

Created by Penn State Public Broadcasting and aired on public television stations nationwide, “Telling Amy’s Story” has been used as an educational tool by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice.

The Verizon Foundation awarded grants of more than $400,000 to Penn State to fund a domestic violence prevention training program for students and faculty and create the “Telling Amy’s Story” documentary and public service media project.

In recognition of the 10th anniversary of her death, NIU is among only 21 colleges selected by Verizon Wireless to screen this film.

All are welcome to join the Women’s Resource Center’s Victim Advocacy Services from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in Cavan Auditorium of Gabel Hall.

Following the screening of this powerful documentary, audience members will discuss and process key elements of the movie, the dynamics of domestic violence and ways in which others can support survivors.

Call (815) 753-0320 or email [email protected] for more information.