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Cornerstone to Host Film Screening and Vigil on October 22

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In celebration of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Cornerstone, in partnership with Normandale Community College’s Psychology, Sociology, Women’s Studies and Counseling departments, is hosting a screening of the film “Private Violence” followed by a community discussion and vigil on October 22. All events are open and free to the public.

“Private Violence” http://www.privateviolence.com/ is an HBO documentary that explores the realities faced by survivors of domestic violence. The film is told through the stories of Deanna Walters, a mother who seeks justice for the crimes committed against her at the hands of her estranged husband, and Kit Gruelle, a domestic violence advocate. Following the film screening, the audience is invited to join in a question and answer session facilitated by Cornerstone staff. The screening will take place at 6pm at Normandale Community College’s Kopp Student Center (9700 France Avenue South, Garden Room K0460 and 0462).

The evening’s events will close with a vigil at 7:30pm outside the Kopp Student Center honoring the individuals and families affected by domestic violence and abuse. Since the start of 2015, 23 women, men and children have been murdered throughout Minnesota.

Free parking is available in Normandale Community Center’s Lot 3, Lot 4 or in the parking ramp. Attendees are invited to wear purple to raise awareness and support of survivors, families and friends of those impacted by domestic violence.