Marywood University to Hold Community Stalking Awareness Campaign

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January 2024 marks the 20th National Stalking Awareness Month, an annual call to action to recognize and respond to the serious crime of stalking.

Stalking is defined as a pattern of behavior directed at a specific person that causes fear. Many stalking victims experience being followed, approached, monitored and/or threatened—including through various forms of technology. Victims and survivors often suffer anxiety, social dysfunction, and severe depression as a result of their victimization, and many lose time from work and/or move.

As a part of the Department of Justice Grant, Project SHARE, Marywood’s prevention education efforts of the grant will be supporting a Stalking Awareness Week, January 22-26, 2024. The events scheduled are as follows:

  • January 22 – Sweet Information Table, Learning Commons, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.: This will be a tabling event where students can pick up information (flyers, brochures, etc) about Stalking Awareness on a college campus.
  • January 23 – Stalking In the Media Presentation, Upper Main, Nazareth Student Center, 5-6 p.m.: This event is a presentation about how the media portrays stalking behaviors.
  • January 25, 2024 – Stalking Awareness Presentation, given by the Women’s Resource Center (WRC), Swartz Center, from 3-4 p.m.: WRC will give a presentation on stalking behaviors and ways to stay safe.