‘It’s not cool to be a tool’ campaign launch
December 13, 2013
Shoalhaven City Council will be hosting Monash University Research Fellow, Jennifer Pilgrim at the launch of the ‘It’s not cool to be a tool’ campaign at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre from 10am this Wednesday 18 December.
The ‘It’s not cool to be a tool’ campaign is designed to increase community safety by highlighting the effects of alcohol related assault.
A forensic pharmacist and toxicologist, Jennifer Pilgrim is a leader in the field of alcohol fuelled violence having presented at many national and international forums on the subject.
Mayor, Joanna Gash said she was very concerned at statistics demonstrating that one in four Australians had been a victim of alcohol related violence at some point.
“Alcohol related violence has a huge social and economic cost within Australian society,” said Clr Gash.
“This is an issue that affects people of all ages, with many people being subject to random acts of violence or needless abuse when trying to enjoy an evening out.
“It is extremely concerning to consider the damage a one punch assault can cause, with 90 deaths having been attributed to ‘king-hits’ around Australia since 2000.”
“The ‘It’s not cool to be a tool’ campaign has been designed to educate local residents as to the widespread ramifications of alcohol related violence.”
“Council is certainly very pleased to host Monash University Research Fellow, Jennifer Pilgrim at the official launch of the campaign this Wednesday.”