Union Activities Council brings domestic violence speaker to Emporia State campus

February 28, 2012

The Union Activities Council will be bringing Teri Jendusa-Nicolai to speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 in Webb Hall in the Memorial Union on Emporia State University’s campus.

Teri has survived the unthinkable. Her ex-husband tried to murder her back in January, 2004 by hitting her in the head with a baseball bat, stuffing her bloody body in a garbage can, driving her across state lines, and placing her in a storage locker to die. Teri has been seen on “Oprah,” ABC's “20/20,” “I Survived” on A&E, WE network, and CNN.

Susan Moran, Executive Director of SOS, said, “UAC is doing a great service to the students of ESU and to everyone in the community. To truly learn about the plight of domestic violence survivors requires survivors to tell their story so that others may learn. Teri is extremely brave for speaking out. I hope that students and community members take advantage of this great opportunity to learn about domestic violence.

Domestic violence is usually put on the back burner and people pretend like it's not happening, but it is time somebody talked about it; someone like Teri Jendusa-Nicolai. Teri has a powerful story that can be empowering, something the "Power E" of ESU Stands for!

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