Killing Us Softly

Following a hugely popular appearance at a special VRU event in Edinburgh last year, leading academic Dr Jean Kilbourne is back in Scotland with two events that will look at the impact advertising, online pornography and sexting on young people's views and expectation of relationships.

Jean, who has been exploring the connection between advertising, media and public health issues, including violence against women, since the 1960s, will be speaking to audiences in both Dundee and Glasgow.

The Dundee event will take place at the Contemporary Arts, Nethergate, from 9am onwards. In the afternoon, Jean will speak at Glasgow's Mitchell Library. The event will start at 1pm.

To book a place at either event, please contact June Hepburn on 0141 532 5805 or via

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Event Date: 
Monday, August 18, 2014
Event Host / Organisation: 
Violence Reduction Unit
Event Location: 
Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, Dundee / Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow

Moira Jones Fund ‘Celebration of Life’ memorial run

A 5K charity run in remembrance of murdered Moira Jones will kick off from Glasgow's Queens Park, at 10am on Sunday October 19.

The event, which has been dubbed a "celebration of life," will see members of the public reclaim the park to commemorate Moira who perished there in 2008. Furthermore, the run will remind visitors of the Queens Park's beauty and tranquillity.

Proceeds will go towards the Moira Fund, founded by the family of the deceased, with the aim of providing grants for the families of individuals bereaved through violent death.

Local companies have pulled together to support the event in the spirit of true community with Britvic, Moira's former employer, providing bottled water and Morrison's supermarket catering. Runners should look to collect their race numbers and time pins between 08:45am and 09:30am. Additionally, late entrants can register here at a cost of £12.

All runners will receive a medal, a goody bag, and a bottle of water upon triumphantly crossing the finishing line.

Following on from Glasgow's inspiring Commonwealth Games, the run, open to 14-year-olds and above, will encourage members of the community to pursue an active lifestyle.

Spectators are encouraged to support runners along the route which starts and finishes at Queen's Park newly rejuvenated bandstand. Prizes will be awarded to the first three males and females.

The Moira Fund is a registered charity in Scotland (No.SC041077), England, and Wales (No. 1129693).

Event Date: 
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Event Host / Organisation: 
Moira Jones Fund
Event Location: 
Glasgow's Queens Park