Millbrook welcomed One Love to campus yesterday evening for an all-school forum. One Love is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 in honor of Yeardley Love, a UVA student who was killed by her ex-boyfriend just weeks before her graduation.
After her death, Yeardley’s friends and family were shocked to learn statistics about relationship violence and to realize that they did not know how at risk Yeardley was. Today, One Love honors Yeardley by working with young people across the U.S. to raise awareness about the warning signs of abuse and to activate communities to work to change the statistics around relationship violence.
Following the forum, which included the showing of short films and a presentation from One Love personnel, students broke out into small groups for deeper discussion and facilitated activities. Facilitators prompted discussion and reflection around the material shown during the forum, relationships in general, and the warning signs of abuse and how to act to protect oneself and others.
Thank you One Love for joining us and for working with our students to talk about and reflect upon what love is, what it is not, and how we can love better.