SUNY Canton students will be speaking out against domestic violence through absolute silence.
For the fifth year, the college will be holding a “silent march” to raise awareness about the issue at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, beginning in the Roselle Academic Plaza. The march is free and open to the public.
“Domestic violence is commonly unrepresented and often unreported,” said Melinda Miller, the College’s Director of Counseling. “We are making a statement without sound to give voice to those victims who remain unheard.”
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the “Walk With Me,” silent march is promoted by New York State Assembly member Naomi Rivera of the Bronx to raise awareness at college campuses throughout the state.
The march will go down the Plaza by the Faculty Office Building, up to French Hall, then back to the plaza. Renewal House will be providing information about preventing and recognizing domestic violence.
SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The College’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years. Construction is now underway for the College’s new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center.
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