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Posted on: April 30, 2018

Mayor’s Women’s Advancement Commission to Launch Survivor Listening Sessions

BATON ROUGE, LA — April 30, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and her Women’s Advancement Commission announced a series of Survivor Listening Sessions that will be held throughout the Baton Rouge community beginning on Monday, April 30.

The purpose of these Survivor Listening Sessions is to open a community dialogue about the prevalence and impacts of domestic violence and sexual assault and to listen to survivors and families affected by domestic violence and sexual assault in Baton Rouge and learn ways we can improve our community response and prevention efforts.

As a result of these community listening sessions, the Women’s Advancement Commission’s Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Sub-committee will identify policy and practice recommendations for the Mayor’s Office to improve response and prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault in Baton Rouge. These recommendations will be provided in the form of a proposed blueprint to increase the safety and wellness of women and girls in Baton Rouge.

The dates, times and locations for the Survivor Listening Sessions are as follows:

  • Monday, April 30th at 9:00 a.m. at Woman’s Hospital
  • Monday, May 7th at 3:00 p.m. at LSU Women’s Center
  • Tuesday, May 15th at 6:00 p.m. at Main Library
  • Thursday, June 7th at 6:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church
  • Thursday, June 14th at 6:00 p.m. at the MLK Community Center

All sessions are open to the public. For questions, please contact Dr. Tamiara L. Wade, Assistant CAO at [email protected]. Additional details can be found at https://www.brla.gov/588/Mayor-President.

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