Archive for Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Advocates hope national release of Jana Mackey video will raise awareness about domestic violence

November 29, 2011


The national release of a video about Jana Mackey, a Lawrence woman who was killed by her former boyfriend, will be Tuesday.

“This powerful video brings to light the dramatic impact of domestic violence,” a news release from Jana’s Campaign said. “The story of Jana’s life and death are illustrated in the hopes of encouraging others to take action.”

Jana’s Campaign was formed to raise awareness about domestic violence and form strategies to reduce it.

The video will be available at

Mackey, a former Kansas University law student, served as an advocate to help victims of sexual and domestic violence and was a lobbyist for the National Organization for Women.

She was murdered in 2008 by Adolfo Garcia-Nunez, who was arrested in New Jersey and then committed suicide in a holding cell.


Robert Rauktis 6 years, 6 months ago

Awareness and special days. If everything's a concern...nothing's a concern. If everyday is a red alert...there is nothing special about red alerts. Just another squadron of B-17's heading for Oahu.

And if you're bright enough to recognize it, you probably won't do it.

But it gives everyone 15 minutes of fame or meaning, which is the point. Instead of RIP.

Amy Heeter 6 years, 6 months ago

What happened to Jana Makey was awful.. but I would rather see a video about a woman who survived domestuc abuse. Someone who was educated and advocated against domestic violence, yet stays is not a inspiration.

mr_right_wing 6 years, 6 months ago

I applaud LJW for not using divisive language; both women AND men can both be victims of domestic violence.

oldbaldguy 6 years, 6 months ago

I have represented several domestic abusers over the years and as a general rule the victim usually sticks with the abuser in my experience. I have never understood this, particularly when children are involved. I do not speak ill of the dead, but I am completely mystified about what happened to Ms. Makey.

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