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Telling Amy’s Story: Women’s Resource Center to screen domestic violence documentary Oct. 3

September 25, 2012

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 who 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.

To recognize the 11th anniversary since Amy’s death, NIU is among only 21 colleges selected by Verizon Wireless to screen this film.

Join Victim Advocacy Services of the NIU Women’s Resource Center from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium in the Holmes Student Center.

After audience members watch this powerful documentary, they will discuss and process key elements of the documentary and the dynamics of domestic violence and talk about ways in which others can support survivors.

Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call (815) 753-0320 or email [email protected] or [email protected].