Thursday, October 6, 2011

A movement against domestic violence

Congreso’s Latina Domestic Violence Program, along with Verizon will be hosting a family-focused event on Friday, October 7th, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Norris Square Park, to raise awareness about domestic violence in the family and community, and to promote healthy, healing relationships. Although I have never seen or experienced domestic violence, I know it's a big issue not just in Philadelphia...but in all communities.

Uniendo La Familia en la Lucha Contra Violencia”/ “Uniting the Family in the Fight against Violence,” will offer exciting activities for the whole family, including a children’s musical show and face painting, a teen art competition, salsa dance lessons and a domino competition for adults. Some of the guest speakers include State Senator Leanna Washington, District Attorney Bureau Chief Angel Flores, Pastor Emma Gonzalez and Edwin Desamour of Men in Motion in the Community (MIMIC). A very family oriented neighborhood, Norris Square Park is a perfect location to bring together the community.
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