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ASU-Jonesboro: ASU Counseling Center to show film Oct. 29 to raise awareness of domestic violence


JONESBORO, AR – The Arkansas State University Counseling Center is sponsoring a showing of the film, “Telling Amy’s Story,” Monday, Oct. 29 at 7p.m.  in the Carl R. Reng Student Union Auditorium, Third Floor.  This event, which is free and open to the public, is being held in hopes of increasing awareness of domestic violence.

Produced by Penn State Public Broadcasting and funded by the Verizon Foundation Hopeline, “Telling Amy’s Story” chronicles the time leading up to the death of Amy Homan McGee, a mother of two who was shot and killed in 2001 in State College, Pa. by her husband Vincent when she decided to leave him after suffering years of abuse. While Amy's four-year-old and seven-month-old sons waited in the car with her mother, Amy entered her home to retrieve some of her belongings. Her husband, Vincent McGee, was waiting for her and fatally shot her in the head.

The host for the film is Mariska Hargitay who plays a detective on the television show Law and Order: Special Victim’s Unit.  Hargitay founded the Joyful Heart Foundation with the mission to help educate and empower victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.  

The Counseling Center would like to thank Penn State Public Broadcasting and Mangan Holcomb Partners of Little Rock for offering this movie to the students of ASU.

For more information contact the ASU Counseling Center, 972-2318 or e-mail Kristy Russell at krussell@astate.edu.

Parking is available in the parking garage located next to the Carl R. Reng Student Union on North Caraway Road.  Enter the campus via Johnson Avenue and Caraway Road.