DSLCC hosts premiere showing of ‘Private Violence’

The Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Student Activities program will host a premiere showing of the feature-length HBO Documentary “Private Violence” on Monday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m., hours before the film’s 9 p.m. on HBO. Highlighting this very underreported crime, “Private Violence” illuminates the stigma victims of domestic violence still contend with as it follows the stories of two women: Deanna Walters, a North Carolina resident who transforms from victim to survivor, and Kit Gruelle, also a survivor, who advocates for justice on behalf of Deanna and other battered women.

DSLCC is hosting one of the premiere showings throughout the nation to allow for a local viewing, discussion and chance to become more engaged with this issue. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month which has been observed since the first National Day of Unity held in 1981. Each year in October a range of activities are conducted at the local, state, and national levels to call attention to this serious problem.

The DSLCC showing will be held on the Clifton Forge campus in Warren Hall, Room 424, at 6 p.m. For more information, contact the Student Activities Office at 540-863-2828 or email cboteler@dslcc.edu.