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Quinsigamond Community College Hosts Informational Events During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Contact: Karen Hutner
Office of Institutional Communications
khutner [at]

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WORCESTER, MA—October 2, 2018— At Quinsigamond Community College, the safety of students, faculty and staff is paramount each and every day. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an initiative to promote safe and healthy behaviors, and throughout the month, the college will be hosting events geared to inform and bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence. Events for the month of October include:

Empty Place at the Table - Domestic Violence Scenarios: Empty Place at the Table is a powerful display dedicated to women in Massachusetts who have lost their lives in the last year due to domestic violence. Compelling, moving and poignant, this is a display that shouldn’t be missed. The display will stay up until approximately 2:00 p.m. on the last day at each QCC location.

  • October 3 at QCC’s Healthcare & Workforce Development Center, 25 Federal Street, Worcester
  • October 22, 23, 24 at QCC Southbridge 5 Optical Drive, Southbridge
  • October 29, 30, 31 at QCC 670 West Boylston Street, Worcester

Healthy Relationship Photo Booth: students will have the opportunity to get their photo taken holding up words that reflect their ideas of healthy relationships. The Healthy Relationship Photo Booth will be located on QCC’s Worcester campus, 670 West Boylston, Worcester. 

  • October 15 in the Fuller Student Center from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • October 16 in the Harrington Learning Center from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • October 17 in the Surprenant Hall Lobby from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

One Love Escalation Film Event: “Escalation” is a film about Yardley Love, a college student who was killed by her ex-boyfriend. This event invites participants to define warning signs in the relationship that signal unhealthy relationship issues. Mental health professionals from Pathways for Change and The YWCA will be at QCC to assist members of the community who find the film challenging or mirroring of some issues in their own lives. For more information, visit Joinonelove. The showing of the film will take place at QCC’s Worcester campus, 670 West Boylston, Worcester Hebert Auditorium in the Hebert Auditorium on Tuesday, October 30 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Josh Martin, Director of Institutional Communications at 508.854.7513 or jmartin [at]

Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.