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Power & Control: Domestic Violence in America
A Conversations from Main Street event presented with the Safe Center LI
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 7 pm
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Join us for a screening of the documentary film Power and Control: Domestic Violence in America.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with the audience.

Domestic violence statistics show a sharp increase in violence against women around the country. States are closing shelters and cutting programs. Yet the mainstream media ignores domestic violence, except when there are celebrity incidents. In the meantime, more spouses have been killed by their partners in the past several years than soldiers have been killed in Iraq.

Power and Control is a documentary film that addresses a life and death issue during a time of urgent crisis. The film is a timely and comprehensive exploration of physical and emotional abuse in our society, as refracted through the story of Kim Mosher, a Duluth, MN mother of three.

In the summer of 2008, Kim, 30, packed her daughters into her PT Cruiser and left her abusive husband. She had sworn she would never do it; she would hang on to the marriage at any cost. But now that her husband was yelling at the kids and hitting them, there was no choice. So she drove away from 10 years of emotional and physical abuse in her home in Wabasha, MN and headed for Duluth. Kim was lucky enough to find a welcoming embrace at the Safe Haven battered women's shelter, where she recovered from the difficult final weeks leading up to her escape. Her story serves as a powerful reminder of progress we've made -- and of the major reforms still needed in policing, medical care, advocacy and in the fundamental cultural and social institutions that perpetuate the cycle.

Our panel comprises representatives of local and regional organizations working to help the victims of domestic violence. The discussion will address national and local initiatives, the special problems of immigrants and minorities and local resources.

2.5 Social Work CEU credits available. Contact KScott@tscli.org ofr details.

 

Co-presented with The SafeCenter LI

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The SafeCenter LI 24/7 Hotline: 516.542.0404

 

Free admission to all Conversations from Main Street programs is made possible by a grant from the Angela & Scott Jaggar Foundation.

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