In Sao Paulo, Brazil, a woman is assaulted every 15 seconds. In Guatemala, two women are murdered, on average, each day. In South Africa, a woman is killed every 6 hours by an intimate partner. In the United States, one-third of women murdered each year are killed by intimate partners. The War on Women is all over the world. Join the sisters of Omega Phi Beta sorority on March 4-9 as they raise awareness about violence against women through a series of events in PLV as part of their 5th Annual Week of Illumination: Your Bodies, Our Battlefields.
A War in Her Shoes
Monday, March 4, 9:17 p.m.
Shirley Beth’s Way
Come and experience the battlefields she encounters and walk a mile in her shoes. Co-sponsored with Tau Kappa Epsilon.
Tuesday, March 5, 9:17 p.m.
Join Omega Phi Beta in looking beyond the beats and rhymes as they elevate today’s hip-hop culture. Black or army camouflage attire preferred. Co-sponsored with DJ E-stylez, Sigma Gamma Rho, WPAW, Phi Sigma Sigma.
The VAWA Ambush
Wednesday, March 6, 9:17 p.m.
The Violence Against Women Act, the 1994 landmark law which combined tough new provisions to hold offenders accountable with programs to provide services for the victims of such violence including the establishment of the Office on Violence Against Women within the Department of Justice, has expired. Join Omega Phi Beta for an interactive night of exploring a much-debated piece of legislation! Co-sponsored with Phi Kappa Tau.
First Spring Informational
Thursday, March 7, 9:17 p.m.
Learn more about the Radiant Sisters of Omega Phi Beta and their movement against the War on Women.
My Lady, My Heroine Banquet
Saturday, March 9, Seating starts at 6:17 p.m.
OPB concludes their entertaining and education week with a festive night of illumination and empowerment, as they highlight the realities of violence against women and honor survivors and advocates working to eliminate the War on Women. The cost is $12 for a student ticket, $15 for outside guests. You can purchase your tickets here.