UVI President Dr. David Hall unveiled an Anti-Violence and Peace Initiative (AVPI) during a University wide Town Hall meeting on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Dr. Hall expressed his thanks for the outpouring of support and ideas that came from a previous session on how the University can utilize its resources, insights and expertise to play a critical role in addressing violence in our community and on our campuses.
An anti-violence task force group was created to review those recommendations and propose next steps. Those next steps were unveiled at Friday's meeting. The Anti-Violence Town Hall session was available from UVI's campuses on St. Thomas and St. Croix and from the St. John Academic Center. The results of these initial efforts – grouped under the subject areas of research, policy, outreach and advocacy – were included in the Anti-Violence and Peace Initiative presentation offered by Dr. Hall during the Town Hall meeting.