Domestic Violence Action Month


YWCA Walla Walla is inviting the community to read along with them in October to learn more about domestic violence (DV), also called intimate partner violence (IPV).


They've chosen two books for this special month of awareness and action:


1) “No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us” is a well-researched book by journalist Rachel Louise Snyder. Published in 2019, the book uses multiple testimonials and stories to shed light on the complex problem of domestic violence, and it offers hope for solutions.


2) “Wanna Go, Wanna Stay: My Journey in a Season of Abuse” -- a second, shorter option that was published in 2018. The books is a first-hand account of the abuse a young Black professional faced in 1970s Atlanta.


Meeting dates/times/leaders:


* October 18, at 6:00 p.m.: “Wanna Go, Wanna Stay” will take place at YWCA Walla Walla Tuesday evening, led by Beki Buell, former director of the YWCA LiNC life skills program for domestic violence survivors.


* October 18, at 6:00 p.m.: Columbia County Advocate Miki Fulbright will host a discussion of “Wanna Go, Wanna Stay” in the Delany Room at Dayton Memorial Library.


* October 26, at 6:00 p.m.: “No Visible Bruises” will be led by the new YWCA LiNC Director, Andraya Anderson, at YWCA Walla Walla.


At all three meetings, YWCA will provide a light soup and bread supper. There is no charge, but we ask participants to please register in advance -- ywcaww.org/DVAM -- to help with planning.

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