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Powerful Documentary on Domestic Violence to be presented by the University of Alaska Anchorage in partnership with Verizon


ANCHORAGE, AK — “Telling Amy's Story,” a powerful documentary on domestic violence, will be shown twice at the University of Alaska Anchorage in Gorsuch Commons room 107 on April 2nd from 2p - 4p and again on April 3rd from 5:30p – 7:30p. “Telling Amy’s Story” chronicles the time leading up to the death of Amy Homan McGee, a mother of two who was shot and killed by her husband. The showing will serve as the catalyst for public discussion about preventing domestic violence at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus.

Show times and location are as follows:

   Time & Location April 2, 2p - 4p April 3, 5:30p -7:30p
Location: UAA Gorsuch Commons, Room 107
Free to public
R.S.V.P: ajager@uaa.alaska.edu  

Amy's story is told in large part by Detective Deirdri Fishel, a member of a unit in the State College, PA, Police Department that focuses on a coordinated response to reports of domestic abuse, including participation in the review of domestic violence homicides to find out what clues were missed, or what steps could be taken to stop a similar situation.

Mariska Hargitay of NBC-TV's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and founder of the Joyful Heart Foundation, introduces the documentary. In the past five years, the Verizon Foundation has awarded more than $10 million to nonprofit organizations that assist domestic violence survivors in the U.S. Through the Verizon Wireless HopeLine® <http://aboutus.verizonwireless.com/communityservice/hopeLine.html>.  program, more than 7 million no-longer-used wireless phones have been collected and recycled or refurbished to support domestic violence survivors, generating $8 million that has been given to local agencies since 2001.

Chancellor Tom Case is currently scheduled to open the program on Tuesday evening.  A panel of experts and domestic violence advocates will be present at both showings including Dr. Andre Rosay, Director of the UAA Justice Center; Walt Monegan, President of the Alaska Native Justice Center; Mary Elam, Director of Program Operation at the Alaska Native Justice Center; Susan Sullivan, Executive Director of Victims for Justice (invited); Chief Rick Shell, University Police Department; Chief Mark Mew, Anchorage Police Department; Melissa Emmal, Deputy Director of AWAIC; Daniella Cortez and Erin Patterson-Sexon, STAR Advocates.  

This is event is free and open to the public. Space for both showings & panel discussions is limited. Please R.S.V.P. to ajager@uaa.alaska.edu by March 28 to reserve a seat.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 108 million total wireless connections, including more than 92 million retail customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visit
www.verizonwireless.com <http://www.verizonwireless.com> . To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia <http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia> .

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