Naperville Area News

Date ArticleType
7/19/2018 General
North Central’s Green Dot bystander intervention program hosts community event on July 26

North Central College’s Green Dot bystander intervention program hosts its first Naperville community partnership event on Thursday, July 26 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Judy G. Stevenson Ratio Hall located in the Dr. Myron Wentz Science Center, 131 S. Loomis St., Naperville. This event includes a light lunch and is free and open to the public.

The training session is designed to equip employees of local businesses, restaurants and organizations with the skills needed to react and respond to power-based personal violence.

Bystander intervention is gaining popularity on college campuses as a means to change the culture surrounding power-based personal violence such as domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, etc. However, a culture change cannot take place if only part of the community is invested. As a result, North Central is working to build local partnerships through various training sessions to strengthen the impact of the Green Dot mission.

Green Dot is an innovative national social movement that works to make communities intolerant of power-based personal violence by engaging bystanders to think and act in ways that foster intolerance to these behaviors. Green Dot strategies are research backed-methods of preventing and stopping violence as safely and effectively as possible.

To RSVP or request accommodations, please contact Jessica Vasquez, health education coordinator and campus advocate at North Central, at jevasquez@noctrl.edu or 630-637-5113 by Monday, July 23.

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Founded in 1861, North Central College is an independent, comprehensive college of the liberal arts and sciences that offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and six graduate programs. With more than 2,900 students, North Central provides a rigorous, student-centered education and fosters a diverse, inclusive and globally engaged community that prepares students for action and leadership in a complex world. Just 30 minutes from Chicago’s Loop, the campus is located in the Historic District of Naperville, Ill.—rated by Money magazine as among the nation’s “Best Places to Live” and by niche.com as the 2nd “Best Places to Live in Illinois.” Visit northcentralcollege.edu and discover what it means to #BeCentral.

For more information, contact:

Kelly Murphy
Assistant Director of Communication and Public Relations, North Central College
630-637-5306 | kkmurphy@noctrl.edu

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