Erin Dweik

Staff Writer

 October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. LCCC’s Human Resources and Women’s Link, in collaboration with Jeff Ellis’ International Karate Centers, Genesis Domestic Violence Center and the Nord Center (Sexual Assault Services) provide free informational sessions and exhibits for LCCC students, staff, faculty, administrators and community members. 

 Last week, Meg McIntyre, Genesis House Domestic Violence Center (Lorain County), presented “Domestic Violence 101” on Oct. 11 from 12 p.m.-1p.m. in BB 206. Keith Brown, LCCC Human Resources director presented, “Bring Back the Bystander”, on Oct. 12, from 12 p.m.-1p.m. in IL 207. 

The Nord Center Traveling Clothesline Project and Purple Ribbon Campaign (tied on trees to represent the loss of lives at the hands of those they loved and trusted) are reminders of the lasting damage that domestic violence imprints on others. Melissa Counts, Nord Center and LCCC Confidential Student Advocate, presented “Sexual Violence 101” on Wed. Oct. 17, from 11 p.m.-12:15 p.m. in BB 105. On Oct. 18, from 12 p.m.- 1p.m. at BB 103, there was an Instagram story presentation indicating red flags on social media that exploit, cause harm or fear -to another- by a close person. 

 Jeff Ellis, 8th degree-black belt, will conduct a “Personal Self-Defense Workshop” on Oct. 23, from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at LCCC Wellington Learning Center, Room 119-120 and again on Oct. 24, from 12 p.m.-1p.m. in PE 105 Dance Studio.

 “It Happened Here”, the 2013 documentary film about college sexual assault, will be shown on Oct. 25, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in BB 105. Free snacks will be provided at activities.

 Call Women’s Link at 440 366-4035 to RSVP to attend for any of these free activities. 

  For further information contact Brown at or Tamara Wright at