Tonight’s event to focus on local tragedy to raise domestic violence awareness

Theresa Bruskin

Donzella Michele Malone, the author of “Remembering Margo: A Triumphant Life, a Tragic Death, and Life’s Greatest Deception” will speak today in the Student Center Ballroom Balcony at 6:30 p.m. A book signing and reception will follow the presentation.

A display from the Clothesline Project and Silent Witnesses will open at 6 p.m., featuring T-shirts designed by women and children from a battered women’s shelter to honor survivors and victims of domestic abuse.

The event marks the end of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and is co-sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center, University Health Services, the Institute for the Study and Prevention of Violence, the Student Multicultural Center and the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs.

“Remembering Margo,” which is available in the University Bookstore, tells the story of ’83 Kent State alumna Dr. Margo Shamberger Prade, who was killed on Nov. 26, 1997. Her husband, an Akron police captain, was convicted of her murder and is serving a life sentence in prison.

Theresa Bruskin