On Tuesday, June 24, McPherson and Marion County residents are invited to participate in a COMMUNITY DIALOGUE addressing sexual assault and domestic violence issues. The event is intended to allow individuals to speak candidly about their concerns, learn more about the local referral system and explore ways to improve crisis intervention programs.
Sponsored by United Way of McPherson County, the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Center and the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, the event will begin with an informal breakfast buffet at 8:30 a.m. followed by the discussion from 9:00-11:00 a.m. The dialogue will occur at the McPherson Bank of America Building – 5th Floor, at 122 W. Marlin. Reservations are encouraged by June 10 and can be made by emailing contact information to [email protected]
Community conversations are the foundation for United Way to help drive community change. While the concept of talking about sexual assault and domestic violence can be intimidating, it’s an important step to take in order to identify meaningful solutions. One must understand what sexual assault and domestic violence is. One must enrich their knowledge about local advocacy services. One must know how to utilize the local referral system. One must express a voice to help drive community change.
Those joining the conversation will learn how sexual assault and domestic violence situations affect the entire community, and they will be empowered to help their community send a message to abusers that sexual assault and domestic violence is unacceptable and intolerable.