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Abuse victim to speak
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MONROE - Teri Jendusa Nicolai will speak about her domestic abuse story that made national headlines at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9 at Blackhawk Technical College, 210 Fourth Ave. in Monroe. The event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Monroe Campus Student Activities Committee.

During the Wisconsin winter of 2004, Nicolai was beaten with a baseball bat by her ex-husband, placed in a garbage can and left for dead in a storage locker. She is a survivor who speaks to law enforcement agencies, middle schools, high schools, colleges and shelters about her horrific story of domestic abuse and attempted murder. Nicolai hopes by sharing her story and speaking about domestic abuse that she can spare others from a similar fate.

The Student Activities Committee will also be sponsoring an informational booth in the student lounge from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 9 to support local efforts that raise awareness of domestic violence in the community. For more information on this event, please contact Lori Rodefeld or Tracey Wren at 328-1660.