CAC to host domestic violence workshop

City College student, Tamara Knox, survivor of domestic violence for 8 years, speaks to women at the domestic violence event in spring of 2012 and will part of this semester's domestic violence workshop on Oct. 19 held in the Cultural Awareness Center. Tony Wallin |

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and in keeping with its mission to host events informative and important events for the student community and the community at large, the City College Cultural Awareness Center will host a workshop on stopping violence.

The event will take place on Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the CAC and will include stories from survivors, information on its impact on children and how to find community resources.

Domestic violence is defined as a “behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control the other [person],” according to

Among the community participants will be the Gender Health Center, La Familia Counseling Center, Manalive Sacramento, My Sister’s House, SETA (Sacramento Employment and Training Agency) Head Start, the Elk Grove chapter of Soroptimists, SupportWorks, and WEAVE.

Representatives of the CAC encourage everyone to attend.

For information Contact the Cultural Awareness Center at (916) 558-2155.