domestic violence

I See You, Chahnaz Kebaier

Last month, Chapel Hill's collective heart broke as another woman was killed in a completely avoidable case of "domestic" violence in front of Scroggs Elementary School. You can read Katelyn Ferral's coverage in the Chapel Hill News for more background about the man who repeatedly threatended to kill his wife, Chahnaz Kebaier, who was a postdoctoral researcher at UNC, should she take their two children away from him. As the story unfolds, it becomes increasingly clear why she would have wanted to do just that.

Silent (No More!) Auction

I’m working with the Family Violence Prevention Center as a volunteer for their silent auction. After I found out more about what great work they do with such a limited budget, I wanted to be a part of helping them with this important fundraiser.   I was shocked at how many people utilize their services.   After hearing from some of their clients about how much FVPC has helped them, I am convinced that their staff and volunteers are some of the “angels among us.”    The info is below.

The Family Violence Prevention Center of Orange County and UNC Health Care’s Beacon Program invite you to attend our 4th annual  Silent (No More!) Auction on Thursday, February 5, 2009 from 5:30 to 8 PM at the William and Ida Friday Center.   Tickets are $35 in advance, and $40 at the door.   All proceeds directly support services for victims of domestic violence and their families.    Purchase tickets and view auction items at:


Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm


Friday Center, Chapel Hill

Orange County Femicide

Guest Post by Janeen Gingrich

In response to the November 29th domestic violence homicide of Shennel McKendall, 37, on UNC's campus, the Family Violence Prevention Center of Orange County and Family Violence & Rape Crisis of Chatham County are hosting a vigil tonight at 5:30pm at the Franklin Street Post Office. For further details about the homicide, please see the Raleigh News and Observer articles entitled “Man kills wife, self” from November 30th, 2004 and “Murder-suicide prompts focus on prevention” on December 2nd, 2004.

In light of these events, please join us in sending the message that domestic violence will not be tolerated in our community.

Tuesday, December 7, 2004
5:30 p.m. – Rain or Shine
Franklin Street Post Office, Chapel Hill

For additional information, please call (919) 929-3872.

Organized by the Family Violence Prevention Center of Orange County and Family Violence and Rape Crisis of Chatham County


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