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Collin College Welcomes Speaker on Family Violence

Oct. 7, 2015 – The Rev. Al Miles will present “Divine Privilege: Understanding the Intersection of Spiritual Abuse and Domestic Violence,” 1-2:15 p.m. and 2:30-3:45 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Spring Creek Living Legends Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. The event is free and open to the public.

Rev. Miles will speak at Collin College in advance of his keynote appearance at the North Texas Facing Family Violence Conference, which is sponsoring the speech along with Collin College’s The Dignity Initiative.

The author of the books “Domestic Violence: What Every Pastor Needs to Know” and “Ending Violence in Teen Dating Relationships: A Resource Guide for Parents and Pastors,” Rev. Miles is a nationally-renowned speaker on topics like family violence and dating violence. He was appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women under President George W. Bush.

The Dignity Initiative is a district-wide Collin College campaign to raise awareness and inspire action on issues of violence against and oppression of women. For more information about The Dignity Initiative and its upcoming events, visit .

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,200 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.