Brunch, ‘In Her Shoes’ workshop setThe Jamestown Branch of the American Association of University Women will sponsor a 9:30 a.m. brunch at the James River Senior and Community Center, 502 10th Ave. S.E., on Jan. 9. It is open to the public at a cost of $5.
The Jamestown Branch of the American Association of University Women will sponsor a 9:30 a.m. brunch at the James River Senior and Community Center, 502 10th Ave. S.E., on Jan. 9. It is open to the public at a cost of $5.
The brunch will be followed by a workshop that demonstrates the complex ways in which lack of money and access to resources such as child support, affordable housing, employment and job training, education and health care impact domestic violence survivors and their children. This exercise uses the experiences of seven different characters to illustrate the barriers faced by battered women. After completing the experience participants are expected to learn why there must be a stronger financial safety net in place for women and their children. AAUW members also hope they are they are motivated to engage in local problem solving.
“In Her Shoes” is the product of the Washington State Coalition and more than 60 violence victim advocacy programs across Washington. The coalition provides a voice for battered women’s programs, promotes community accountability and ad-vances the movement to end violence against women. The North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services/Coalition Against Sexual Assault in North Dakota will coordinate the workshop in Jamestown and survivors of domestic violence will be available to share their experiences with workshop participants.
For more information and/or to make a reservation for the brunch/workshop, contact Kelly Krein, 252-4690, or kkrein@ lloydsmotors.com, by Jan. 4.