Relationship Violence Prevention Spring Speaker Series: William D. Mitchell (3/3)

The Relationship Violence Prevention Spring Speaker Series presents a powerful session to raise awareness about the dangers of unhealthy dating relationships. William Mitchell, president of The Kristin Mitchell Foundation, will present on Thursday, March 3, 4-6 p.m., in University Center room 312.

Invite your friends, family members and colleagues. All are welcome!

Only three weeks after graduating from Saint Joseph’s University, 22-year-old Kristin Mitchell, a native of Ellicott City, Maryland, became a victim of dating violence. On June 3, 2005, she was murdered by her boyfriend in her apartment in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

William Mitchell, Kristin’s father, is president of The Kristen Mitchell Foundation, its mission to support educational efforts that raise awareness among young adults about the dangers of unhealthy dating relationships.

The Foundation awards grants every year to local agencies working to educate the community about dating violence on college campuses. In 2010, grants were awarded to Aldersgate Youth Services Bureau (Philadelphia area), A Women’s Place (Philadelphia area), UMBC, and Stevenson University (Baltimore, Maryland). Additionally, the Kristin Mitchell Foundation sponsors the “Kristin’s Krusade” an annual 5K run/walk held at Saint Joseph’s University in memory of Kristin Mitchell. The Krusade aims to raise awareness about dating violence at Saint Joseph’s University and the surrounding Philadelphia community. Funds raised through Kristin’s Krusade enable the Kristin Mitchell Foundation to sponsor dating violence awareness programs at colleges and communities in the Philadelphia and Baltimore areas.

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