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Flowers on the Lake annual ceremony to commemorate lives lost to domestic violence

October 13, 2022

The University of Southern Indiana's Sexual Assault and Gender Violence Prevention Committee will host the annual Flowers on the Lake ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 18 in front of the Liberal Arts Center. The ceremony, held in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, is open to the public at no charge. 

Flowers on the Lake is an annual ceremony to honor those who have lost their lives to domestic violence and raise awareness about the warning signs of relationship abuse. Students will speak during a brief presentation about lives that have been lost as a result of domestic violence, which will be followed by a moment of silence. Guests will then proceed to Reflection Lake to scatter flower petals on top of the water in honor of survivors and in memory of victims of domestic violence. 

“Through this annual event, we hope to raise awareness of the warning signs of abusive relationships and share the importance of connecting to the many resources that exist on campus and in the community for help,” says Catherine Champagne, Assistant Program Director for Student Wellness. 

This event is sponsored by the USI Sexual Assault & Gender Violence Prevention Group and Albion Fellows Bacon Center. 

In the event of rain, the event will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, October 20 at the same location. For more information, contact Catherine Champagne at cchampagne@usi.edu or 812-461-5483. 

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