In support of the campus-wide White Ribbon Campaign, Syracuse University Libraries will host a conversation about sexual and relationship violence by Vera House’s representative, George Kilpatrick G’95 on March 25 at 2 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons. The event is free and open to the campus community.
Vera House’s White Ribbon Campaign is led primarily by concerned men who encourage and invite all members of the community—men and women, young and old—to pin on a ribbon and join them in raising awareness and funds to end domestic and sexual violence. This male leadership helps to acknowledge the important contributions men have made to this effort and invites others to take a role.
Kilpatrick is the Men’s Outreach Program Assistant Coordinator at Vera House in Syracuse. As well as his duties at Vera House, Kilpatrick continues his career as a respected multimedia talent and host of New Inspiration for the Nation, a program that celebrates “people we feel good about”. A Central New York fixture, Kilpatrick provides talent, leadership, and production, in television and radio. He has been a columnist, TV and radio talk show host, producer, and morning drive news anchor at stations that range from public broadcasting affiliates to Clear Channel Radio outlets. Throughout his work, Kilpatrick’s mission has remained consistent – to uplift his listeners/viewers and inspire them to achieve their own measure of success.
White Ribbon Campaign bracelets ($1.00 each) and milk chocolate lollypops/dark chocolate candy bars ($2.00 each) created by the Speach Family Candy Shoppe, are also available for purchase through the Libraries’ Business Office, located in the lower level of Bird Library.
In addition, a display of related Library resources is showcased in the new book section in the Learning Commons, and a research guide has been developed by Libraries staff for anyone seeking more information about domestic and relationship issues. Handouts from Vera House, the LGBT Center, and other campus outreach programs will be available in conjunction with the Kilpatrick’s presentation.