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SHUTTLES AVAILABLE FROM KAKAʻAKO CAMPUS: Join JABSOM in the March Against Violence on October 4, 2018

Date: October 3rd, 2018 in Community Outreach, JABSOM News, Student Life    Print or PDF

Pictured: Dean Hedges and a group of JABSOM students are pictured holding a JABSOM banner at the 2017 Men’s March Against Violence.

Led by Dean Jerris Hedges, MD, students of the University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) will join hundreds of other men and boys in the 24th annual Men’s March Against Violence on October 4, 2018. The march begins at noon outside the Hawaiʻi State Capitol Building downtown. The brief march concludes with a rally on the grounds of the ʻIolani Palace.


Shuttle schedule leave JABSOM at 10:30 a.m. meet at Flagpole

“This is personal for me,” said Dr. Hedges. “My father had anger management problems and there were some difficult times for my family growing up. Unfortunately, this is not a rare experience.”

In Hawaiʻi, sampling studies suggest there are more than five “9-1-1” calls every hour that involve domestic violence. Each year in Hawai‘i, 50,000 women between the ages of 18 and 64 are harmed by domestic violence.

“The ones hurting those women are primarily men. So curbing violence in our homes has to begin with men,” said Dean Hedges.

The University of Hawaiʻi is a supporter of the march as well. President David Lassner and many others, including the Athletics Department, from Director David Matlin to the coaches and the players all understand that this issue has to be addressed.

“At the medical school, we’re proud to be one of the top schools nationally in our percentage of women faculty. But not every business has a lot of women leaders at the top – they should – but don’t,” said Dr. Hedges. “That makes it even more important that men who do have those positions take a stand, and keep an eye out for women who may be are silently suffering from domestic violence.”

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