Monday, June 4, 2007

Art for Elder Abuse Awareness

by Lisa Neremberg

In my March 26 post, I mentioned that an advanced graphics design class at City College of San Francisco I’ve been working with offered its help in promoting World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
Students developed several poster designs that they’d like to make available to anyone who’d like to use them to promote events. You can find them at:

There are several versions designed by different students, and they’ve been translated into multiple languages. Also included are designs for collateral materials. Please feel free to use whatever you’d like. The class has just asked, however, that you read the “Read Me” file, which provides instructions and copyright information. They’d also love to hear what you think and how the materials are used. If you have any questions, contact Clinton Froehlich, the director of the project at:

For those of you who don’t know about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the event was launched last year on June 15, 2006 and is sponsored by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA). Communities around the world developed educational programs, press conferences, and awareness events, which ranged from balloon races in the UK, to quilt-making in Canada, to wearing white socks in South Africa.
INPEA encourages any group that would like to participate to host marches, vigils, conferences, symposia, press briefings, media events. For more information and other resources, including Community Guide to Raise World Awareness on Adult Abuse Tool Kit, visit NPEA’s website at:

Please feel free to pass this message along to anyone you think might be interested in using the materials.

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