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SUNY Oswego Holds Third Annual Yards for Yeardley Event

Her Campus Oswego members, along with SUNY Oswego students, faculty, and the Oswego community participated in the third annual Yards for Yeardley event at SUNY Oswego on Monday.Yards for Yeardley is an event to honor those who have lost their lives due to relationship violence, and raises awareness of the dangers of violence in relationships. The event started in 2014 by students at UVA and Boston College to honor their friend Yeardley Love, who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend.

Yards for Yeardley is put on by Lisa Evaneski, the Title IX coordinator at SUNY Oswego, with the support of Team One Love at Oswego. The event is held SUNY wide and Oswego was one of the first schools to participate.Oswego participants walk, run and move around the Marano Campus Center lawn counting their yards. This year’s goal was to reach 50 million yards among the SUNY campuses. Oswego contributed over 6 million yards on Monday.If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship or facing domestic violence, there are a few ways you can get help. Reach out to the Title IX office on campus via email at lisa.evaneski@oswego.edu or by phone at (315) 312-5604. SAF is an option for around the clock service. You can reach their 24/7 hotline at (315) 342-1600. In case of an emergency, call 911.

Mackenzie was the senior editor and Twitter manager for Her Campus Oswego. She was a double English and Journalism major at SUNY Oswego. She loves reading, video games, and a good cup of tea.
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