December 13, 2017
Panel: Inspiring, Building, & Mobilizing Community Support
SAVE THE DATES!
LUNCH: You are invited and encouraged to stay for the complimentary lunch and networking immediately following the meeting (usually 12:00-12:30).
Meetings dates are listed above. Meeting schedule:
9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Lunch is provided at the close of the meeting and members are given an opportunity to network on a one-to-one basis.
Domestic Violence is a systematic pattern of behaviors that include physical battering, coercive control, economic abuse, emotional abuse, and/or sexual violence. Domestic violence is intended to gain or maintain power and control over a romantic or intimate partner. The violence is used to intimidate, frighten, terrorize, humiliate, blame, or injure. Domestic Violence can happen to anyone of any age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, religion, education level, or socioeconomic background, regardless of whether couples are married, living together, or dating. Domestic Violence is more serious than a series of violent incidents: it is about living in a climate of fear and disempowering restrictions that threaten and affect one’s selfhood, psychological well-being, health, economic independence, and emotional availability for parenting.
Sexual Assault is any unwanted touch, gesture, comment, or physical contact that is sexual in nature. Sexual Assault happens without consent. Sexual Assault can happen to anyone regardless of race, class, gender, age, sexuality, religion, ability, etc. Rape is NOT about sexual desire. Sex is a weapon of violence used by the perpetrator in order to have power and control over another person. Sex becomes a weapon when it is used to dominate, humiliate, and oppress another individual.