Victims and survivors share their hardship through art

Del Mar College’s Student Engagement and Retention Office has teamed up with various community agencies for National Crime Victims Rights Week on April 10-16. The week will feature many events, but the highlight is the “Express Past the Pain” exhibit in the White Library on East Campus.

The exhibit will consist of artwork that helps express the victim’s feelings and promotes healing through art, writing or other styles in a healthy way. Artists will have their work displayed from April 11-15 on the fourth floor of the White Library.

Anyone who has been affected by a crime in any way is invited to share their story to inspire others. The deadline to submit artwork and the registration form is at 5 p.m. April 6. It must be delivered to Room 204 in the Harvin Center on East Campus.

The event will also award some door prizes to lucky contestants. All participants will receive a swag bag and T-shirt, and will be entered into a random prize drawing. For more information on this event, contact Diana Ortega-Feerick, assistant dean of Student Engagement and Retention, at 361-698-1277 or

Other events set for the week of April 10-16 include a wreath ceremony at the Nueces County Courthouse and a community resource fair on East Campus in front of the White Library. Also, a pinwheel display will be on the corner of East Campus of Baldwin and Ayers to honor victims and survivors of crimes in the Coastal Bend.

An awards ceremony recognizing community advocates is set for April 15 in the Retama Room in the Harvin Center.


WHAT: Express Past the Pain
WHEN: April 10-16
WHERE: East Campus White Library, Fourth oor COST: Free
CONTACT INFO: 361-698-1277

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