Community Conversation
Respect: Stop Sexual & Domestic Violence

October is National Prevention of Domestic Violence month. The Winona County Primary Prevention Project (PPP) is hosting a public meeting to address prevention of sexual and domestic violence in our community. The event is sponsored by the Winona County Primary Prevention Project: Stop Sexual & Domestic Violence, Beyond Tough Guise, and Women’s Resource Center Winona.

When: Monday, Oct. 22, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Minnesota State College Southeast Auditorium, 1250 Homer Rd, Winona, Minn.

Who: Presentation and a Community Conversation with Chuck Derry, co-founder of the Gender Violence Institute, and other Winona community leaders

What: Your opportunity to learn, as an individual and as an organization, how to change the social norms that allow sexual and domestic violence to happen in our community

Also: Education on domestic violence prevention, handouts, information and the Women’s Resource Clothesline Project Display

Featured speaker Chuck Derry has worked to end men’s violence against women since 1983, providing training and technical assistance, nationally and internationally, to implement strategic intervention and primary prevention initiatives. Chuck is a founding member of the North American MenEngage Network and served on the governing board of the Global MenEngage Alliance from 2012-2017. He will engage the public to have a community conversation. A panel of local community leaders will respond to his presentation. They will share their view on how to prevent sexual and domestic violence in our community.

This event is one of a series of educational events that will be offered in October in the Winona area. Also check out the other PPP partners event via their websites. Contact Helen at thebagshaws1@charter.net if you have questions.