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January 22, 2018

Center for Advocacy, Response and Education brings National Stalking Awareness Month events to K-State

Submitted by Shanese McGregor

The K-State Center for Advocacy, Response and Education, or CARE, will host several events for National Stalking Awareness Month. 

National Stalking Awareness Month began in response to the 2003 murder of stalking victim Peggy Klinke. Klinke's sister, Debbie Riddle, wanted to change the tragedy into triumph by helping improve law enforcement's response to stalking. In January 2004, the National Center for Victims of Crime launched the first observance of National Stalking Awareness Month and supported communities across the national planning events. In 2011, under the Obama administration, the White House issued the first presidential proclamation on National Stalking Awareness Month.

The CARE office invites the K-State community to the following events to learn, have dialogue and help spread awareness about stalking:

  • "Glamorization of Stalking Through Media" tabling event, 11 a.m. Jan. 22, Jan. 24 and Jan. 25 in the K-State Student Union. 
  • "Stalking isn't a Punchline… Stalking isn't Glamorous… Stalking is Dangerous," 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in Room 209 of the K-State Student Union. 
  • "Tie Your Silver Ribbon: Taking a Pledge Against Stalking" tabling event, 11 a.m. Jan. 29-31 in the K-State Student Union.

CARE advocates are available to meet with K-State students, faculty and staff members who have experienced sexual violence, dating or domestic violence, stalking, or sexual harassment. Advocates offer support and aid survivors in exploring their options.

For more information or to set up an appointment, call 785-532-6444 or email ksucare@k-state.edu.

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