HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 20, 2016 – High Point University’s Alpha Chi Omega sorority raised awareness and took a stand against domestic violence during their These Hands Don’t Hurt event.
From morning until noon, students came to the R.G. Wanek Center and left with purple hands. Participants took a pledge against domestic violence and demonstrated their support by dipping their hands in purple paint and leaving handprints on a banner.
The pledge stated: “I pledge to never use my hands to hurt, abuse, disrespect, or in any way violate the wishes of others. I will use my hands to help stop sexual, domestic and power-based violence in any and all forms, at all times, and in all places. These Hands Don’t Hurt.”
“It’s beautiful and exciting to see men and women from various organizations collectively take a stand against domestic violence,” said Grace Manser, president of AXO. “It’s something that unfortunately affects many lives on campus and in our community.”
Domestic Violence awareness is the national philanthropy of AXO. The organization works year-round to fight against unhealthy relationships and build healthy relationships. They also work to educate members, giving them tools to build their own healthy relationships, and educate others on domestic violence and the work being done to end it.