“End domestic violence” town hall

“End domestic violence” town hall
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The public is invited to attend a free community conversation about the epidemic of domestic violence on Thursday, May 17 at the Eastern Washington University, Riverpoint Campus.

The Spokane Domestic Violence End the Silence Town Hall will provide people with the opportunity to have an open dialogue about domestic violence in Spokane, hear from professionals addressing this important issue, ask questions and discuss problem solving suggestions.

The evening will include a panel of experts from the YWCA Spokane, Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition, Spokane Regional Health District, Spokane County District Court, City of Spokane Prosecutor’s Office, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Department of Corrections, Spokane Police Department and a survivor of a 16 year domestic violence relationship.

Someone you know has been victim to domestic violence. One in three women and one in four men will experience intimate partner abuse. The cost of domestic violence in this country, each year, is more tha $8.3 billion per year. The impact on our legal system, schools, and community is undeniable. This is a conversation we cannot a­fford “not” to have.

The town hall will be May 17, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. Submit questions and enjoy refreshments from 5 to 6 p.m. with the Town hall from 6 to 8 p.m. It happens on Eastern Washington University, Riverpoint Campus – Room 122 auditorium. The address is 668 N. Riverspoint Blvd.

The free event is made possible from the generous sponsorship of the Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition, the Spokane Regional Health District, the YWCA Spokane and Eastern Washington University.

The End The Silence campaign goal is to let survivors know they are not alone, stop victim blaming, normalize conversations about what a healthy relationship looks like, debunk myths, spread awareness about the realities of DV, and ask the community to stand alongside victims and survivors as safe allies.