Domestic Violence Talk Feb. 2 at SMSU

Published Thursday, January 22, 2015

Dr. Maureen Sander-Staudt, assistant professor of philosophy at Southwest Minnesota State University, will give a talk about domestic violence from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2 in Bellows Academic 102.

The talk is entitled “Domestic Violence — Not Just a Family Problem.”

Recent news reports show that domestic violence is a broadly pervasive social problem that deserves attention. Her talk invites attendees to participate in an ongoing dialogue about domestic violence as it occurs in Minnesota and the U.S.

Sander-Staudt will lead the discussion by detailing how domestic violence can be defined, what are symptoms of a possible violent relationship and how those affected by domestic violence can get help for themselves and/or others. She will clear up common misconceptions about domestic violence and argue that domestic violence is just one manifestation of violence in a broadly violent society.

The event is sponsored by the SMSU Women’s Studies Committee, the SMSU Feminist Club and the SMSU Philosophy Club.