LFCC Middletown Campus Violence Prevention Month Activities

For Immediate Release:
October 3, 2011

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
svoth@lfcc.edu
Phone: 540-868-7134

Lord Fairfax Community College’s Fauquier Campus has announced activities that will be held in October as part of the College’s Violence Prevention Month.  Activities including an art exhibit, self defense classes, and presentations.

 The premier activity for the month is the Red Flag Campaign, focusing on healthy relationships and warning signs of abusive behavior.  LFCC was selected as a partner campus this year to host the campaign, along with twelve other Virginia colleges.  The campaign is a national program operated by the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance with funding from the Verizon Foundation.  As part of the campaign, posters and flags will be placed throughout the campus. 

 On October 6th from noon to 3 p.m., the campus will hold a facilitated activity addressing stereotypes, “The Wall”.   Held in the Thompson Conference Center of the Corron Community Development Center, the event encourages participants to tear down the walls of stereotypes that interfere with relationships.

 Throughout the month, LFCC will host information sessions by local non-profit organizations that assist those impacted by violence in the community, including Concern Hotline, The Laurel Center, Harmony Place, and Response, Inc.  The campus is also providing the RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) course for women who are part of the campus community.  For information on the full schedule of activities, contact Aaron Painter at apainter2@lfcc.edu or (540) 868-7216.

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

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