Domestic Violence – A Call To Action

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(Domestic Violence – A Call To Action)

WHEN: Sat, Oct. 11, 2014, 2:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:
3221 E. Hamilton Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54701

CONTACT:
Xe Misty Xiong 715-382-3872 or mistyx99@gmail.com

Katherine Her 904-627-7247 or katherine.kuevang@gmail.com

Eau Claire, Wisconsin – Bolton Refuge House will present Domestic Violence – A Call To Action; taking place at 3221 E. Hamilton Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701 on October 11, 2014. Feature speakers: Tou Ger Xiong, Greg Vang, Katherine Her, Pat Stein, Yer T. Yang, and Xe Xiong.

Domestic Violence – A Call To Action is a community wide event to promote public education, call for actions to end domestic violence (DV) within the community, and create an environment in which victims are supported and abusers are held accountable. The event will begin at 2:00 PM with social hour, ice breaker activities, then proceed with dinner, entertainment, and speakers. The event will be open to the public. {sidebar id=11}Anyone who wants to influence their friends, religious groups, sports team, and relatives to stand against DV, and say: “Abuse is wrong – period,” should plan to attend. The event will be in both Hmong and English.

Donations to the Domestic Violence – A Call To Action can be made to: Bolton Refuge House, 807 S Farwell Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701.

DV is the product of a mentality or value system which excuses and condones bullying, exploitation, superiority while promotes disrespect, casts responsibility on and blames the victims. How do we change societal values so that men, women, and children’s right to live free of insults, invasion, disempowerment, and intimidation is respected? Come and learn how to encourage the people in your life – your friends, brothers, sisters, mothers, daughters – to insist on dignity and respect, to have faith in themselves, and to have courage to live proudly.

Vocal leadership by men who are not afraid to speak out against domestic violence makes it much more difficult for abusers to claim that the battle over abuse is one between men and women. Let us push for a paradigm shift to clearly denote DV as an actual battle between abusers and everybody else. We can influence our friends, our religious group, our sports team, and our relatives by having the courage to stand up and say: “Abuse is wrong – period.”

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