Did you notice me?
By Airman 1st Class Randall Moose, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs
/ Published October 25, 2016
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --
Civilian and military volunteers walked around base with fake facial bruises during the Black Eye Campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse, Oct. 21.
“Black eyes, or bruising on the face, is common for victims of domestic abuse,” said Cecilia Diaz, 17th Medical Group Family Advocacy outreach manager.
Diaz told participants to act reserved and try not to bring attention to themselves.
“We wanted to see how many people would react,” said Diaz. “Some were quick to respond, while others altogether avoided those with black eyes.”
According to Diaz, some of the individuals that participated knew, or were, a domestic abuse victim.
“I participated in the Black Eye Campaign to help raise awareness to domestic abuse," said Senior Airman Kendra Norman, 17th Force Support Squadron formal trainer. “I think the campaign helped generate a lot of conversation on the subject.”
According to Diaz, people can raise violence awareness by talking to their friends, family, or co-workers.
“Be aware of the domestic violence restricted reporting policy,” said Diaz. “If you or anyone you know is being abused, report it to Family Advocacy or Security Forces.”
For more information, contact Family Advocacy at 325-654-3122