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Key Issues Forum, Tuesday, April 27: "The Person You Think You Know: Signs and Solutions of Campus Violence"


Almost half of college students have experienced abuse in a relationship, according to a 2008 study. Abuse can range from cyber-stalking to beatings and rape.

Four experts will look at relationship violence on campuses, how to recognize danger signs and get help at the Hartford Courant and FOX CT Key Issues Forum, "The Person You Think You Know: Signs and Solutions of Campus Violence." The forum will be held on Tuesday, April 27 at Wesleyan University's Beckham Hall - Fayerweather Building - from 6 to 7:15 p.m. The Fayerweather Building is located at 47 Wyllys Avenue in Middletown.


Panelists are:-- Jaclyn Friedman, Wesleyan class of '93, who is a performer and co-editor of "Yes Means Yes! Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape."
-- Connie J. Kirkland, director of sexual assault services at George Mason University in Virginia and a national expert on campus stalking.
-- Janet Peckinpaugh, a 30-year broadcast journalist with her own media marketing firm who has been a victim of stalking and domestic violence.
-- Claire Potter, professor of American studies and history at Wesleyan University, whose research interest includes the study of violence against women.

MODERATED BY: Laurie Perez, reporter, FOX CT

The event is co-sponsored by the Hartford Courant and FOX CT, and presented in partnership with Wesleyan University. It is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in attending is encouraged to register by email at corpaffairs@courant.com or by calling 860-241-3614. Limited parking is available in Lot E or T; additional street parking can be found on Mt. Vernon, Washington Terrace and High Street. A map of the campus can be obtained at http://www.wesleyan.edu/about/campusmap.html.

To schedule an interview with moderator Laurie Perez or any of the panelists, please contact Andrea Savastra at 860-241-3934 or by e-mail: asavastra@courant.com.

About the Hartford Courant and FOX CT
Hartford Courant, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, is the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States. FOX 61, WTIC-TV is an affiliate of the Fox Network and a member of Fox's coveted "Number One Club." WTXX-TV is an affiliate of the CW Network. Both are Tribune Broadcasting stations. TRIBUNE is America's largest employee-owned media company, operating businesses in publishing, interactive and broadcasting. In publishing, Tribune's leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Sun (Baltimore), South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, Morning Call and Daily Press. The company's broadcasting group operates 23 television stations, WGN America on national cable, Chicago's WGN-AM and the Chicago Cubs baseball team. Popular news and information websites complement Tribune's print and broadcast properties and extend the company's nationwide audience. At Tribune, we take what we do seriously and with a great deal of pride.

About Wesleyan UniversityFounded in 1831, Wesleyan University is known for the excellence of its academic and co-curricular programs. More than 2,700 undergraduates--and some 200 graduate students--from around the world pursue their classroom studies, research projects, and co-curricular interests in ways that are demanding and intensely rewarding. At Wesleyan, students learn to do productive and innovative work that can make a positive difference in the world.

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