UF Law Students Protest Violence, Abuse In Courtyard

“No more silence, no more violence!”

This was the chant on over the past two days in the law school courtyard at the UF Levin College of Law.

Students wore purple to come together and discuss how violence exists throughout society today, from personal relationships to the workplace in every demographic. Statistics representing men, women, victims and UF Law Students were displayed, sparking conversations on how to recognize an abusive situation.

Eighth Judicial Circuit Judge James M. Colaw and victim advocate Gretchen Casey spoke Wednesday afternoon on how issues dealing with violence even permeate legal practice areas and how to recognize when violence affects clients and colleagues.

Next week, embodiment educator Sarah Byrden will host a workshop series on sexuality at UF Law next week. For information on this event, you can visit her website.

The four videos that were on display on the large screen Tuesday and Wednesday were:

For more information on these events, please contact Leif Stringer at stringer@law.ufl.edu.

About Kéran Billaud 14 Articles
Kéran Billaud is a J.D. student at the University of Florida Levin College of Law (2L). He has taught labs at the CJC and is a past sole instructor of Mass Media & You. From 2010 to 2015, he worked in print, radio, TV and online multimedia news for organizations such as NPR/PBS/NBC/CBS affiliates, and foreign media in Zambia, Africa. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications with a double minor in English lit/creative writing and French from Emory & Henry College and a professional master’s degree in telecommunications from the University of Florida. On the side, he has enjoyed 14 years of serious competition in endurance races up through the marathon and in martial arts tournaments, water sports and mountain climbing.