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‘Thursdays @ the U’ to focus on domestic abuse prevention

| Linda Tollefsrud and Diane Walkoff

Kristy Moran

Kristy Moran

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On Thursday, Oct. 25, from noon-1 p.m., Kristy Moran will present “Ending Domestic Violence” for UW-Eau Claire – Barron County's "Thursdays @ the U" lecture and performance series. The event will be held in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall (Room 234, Ritzinger Hall) on the Rice Lake campus, 1800 College Drive.

In her role as a domestic abuse victim advocate for the Barron County Department of Health & Human Services, Moran has provided direct service to approximately 4,000 victims of domestic violence since January 2003. She will describe the advocacy model she uses, which is based on empowerment and recognition. 

Moran also will discuss how her role interfaces with other elements of the justice system, all of which serve to insure that systemic and community partners have the resources necessary to serve victims of abuse. She is a part of End Domestic Abuse Barron County, the Barron County Sexual Assault Response Team and the Elder Abuse Interdisciplinary Team.

A proud alumna of UW-Eau Claire – Barron County and UW-Superior, Moran also holds a master’s degree in advocacy and political leadership from the University of Minnesota Duluth. 

For more information about "Thursdays @ the U," contact Dr. Linda Tollefsrud, professor emeritus of psychology, UW Colleges, at or 715-234-8176, ext. 5417.