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April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month – Two virtual events
Thursday, April 8th, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Panel Discussion
April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month. In partnership with AWARE and Community Allies, The Galaxy Bookshop invites you to join a virtual conversation about sexual violence on Thursday, April 8th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. This online discussion will feature a panel of experts, including Mark Wynn and Andrea Jones. Mark Wynn is a national consultant specializing in domestic and sexual violence training. He has appeared on a variety of national network news outlets, Dateline, and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Andrea Jones worked for AWARE as a youth advocate for 5 years before becoming co-owner of The Galaxy Bookshop.
All community members and professionals are invited to join virtually, to be part of the conversation or simply listen. If you’d like to attend, please find the link on the Hardwick Community Allies for Safety, Trust and Respect Facebook page or email Amy Rosenthal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, April 22nd, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Book Group Discussion, Know My Name, by Chanel Miller
AWARE, The Galaxy Bookshop, and Hardwick Area Community Allies will host a book group for women, to discuss the memoir Know My Name, by Chanel Miller. Chanel Miller, also known as Emily Doe, was the victim in the Brock Turner sexual assault case at Stanford University. Turner was found guilty but was only given six months in county jail for his crime. Miller’s victim impact statement went viral, was translated globally, and was read on the floor of the U.S. Congress. It inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Chanel Miller’s book is an important and compelling story of trauma and triumph and the power of words. We hope that you will join us in discussing her important work.
The virtual book group will offer space to discuss the book and the impact on group participants. To register or for more information, call AWARE at 472-6463 or email email@example.com.
Copies of Know My Name are available to buy at The Galaxy Bookshop! If you cannot afford to purchase a copy, AWARE can lend or purchase a copy for you. Call 802-472-6463 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.