Speakers: Michelle Schiller-Baker, executive director, St. Martha's Hall, and
Bridget McDermott Flood, executive director, Incarnate Word Foundation
Domestic violence is a complex issue. It may affect our mothers, our sisters, our children, our friends. It may even affect us, directly or indirectly. It extends beyond the confines of class, economic status, education, religion and culture, and impacts societies throughout the world. Michelle Schiller-Baker, executive director of St. Martha's Hall, works closely with these women and this issue. She will discuss not only the visible wounds of domestic violence, but the hidden damages as well. Bridget McDermott Flood, executive director at the Incarnate Word Foundation, will present a new way to support victims of domestic violence through micro-lending services for women as they make the journey from abuse to independence.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Safe And Sound: Smart Strategies To Protect Children From Gun Violence
Speaker: James A. Mercy, PhD, director of global activities, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA
This will be a major community forum focusing on gun violence as a public health problem which disproportionally affects low-income children of color.
See story on our home page for names of panelists and details of program. The event is open to the public, free of charge.