In an effort to raise awareness about domestic abuse and the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships, a film screening and workshop organized by the HWS chapter of the One Love Foundation will be held on Wednesday, May 3 at 3:30 p.m. in the Sanford Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library. Attendees will watch a documentary and participate in a guided discussion geared toward helping people understand the warning signs of abuse while promoting healthy relationships.
“I believe that participating in the workshop not only educates but empowers young adults to be a powerful force against relationship violence” says Amy Feda ’17, who has been active in bringing the One Love Foundation’s message and workshop to campus.
Feda became involved with the One Love Foundation because she believes the organization has shed an important light on the issue of domestic violence and that it educates workshop participants in a “simple, relatable and highly impactful way.”
“This is a topic that is not typically touched upon, yet knowing the signs of an unhealthy relationship and how to act can literally save lives,” Feda adds.
Feda and Stephen VanHoesen ’18 have raised awareness for One Love on campus. During preseason for their respective field hockey and football teams, both students spent time educating sports players about the One Love mission. Most recently, the pair organized the “Yards for Yeardley” event on campus, in which participants collectively walked, jogged, or ran 1 million yards to raise awareness for domestic violence.
The One Love Foundation was started in honor of UVA student Yeardley Love with the goal to end relationship violence by educating, empowering and activating campus communities.
Learn more about One Love’s mission here.