Breaking Free: a domestic violence awareness event
Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PST)
An event for young women and their friends to gather, network, and learn together about an issue that touches all our lives.
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Katie Stickney, MA, LMHC
Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence is a harsh reality in our society, even today. Young women like to think that we're living in a post-feminist world, in an enlightened country and state where we have equal rights and therefore aren't at risk for Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). Unfortunately, IPV affects people of all genders, social classes, religions, and nationalities.
One of the first steps in learning to protect ourselves and our friends from the effects of IPV is to educate ourselves and our peers, to learn what IPV looks like in our generation, including warning signs and the cycle of violence.
Join the UMW:Redefined team to learn from Rev. Katie Stickney, United Methodist Deacon and Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and then have a time of discussion and networking with other young women to think about how we can work together to reduce the prevalence of IPV in our communities.