Panel, Book Group to Offer Awareness

HARDWICK – Community Allies is collaborating with AWARE and the Galaxy Bookshop to offer several events for Sexual Violence Awareness Week.

On April 8, at 10 a.m., Community Allies will host a panel of experts on sexual violence which will include Mark Wynn, who is a national consultant specializing in domestic and sexual violence training. All community members and professionals may join virtually and be a part of the conversation or just listen. To attend, find the link on Facebook on the Hardwick Community Allies For Safety, Trust and Respect page or email Amy Rosenthal at amyrosenthal573@gmail.com.

Community Allies will host two book groups to discuss and explore the book, “Know My Name: A Memoir” by Chanel Miller. Chanel Miller, also known as Emily Doe, was the victim in the Brock Turner sexual assault case at Stanford University. There will be two separate book groups; one for women and one for men. Both will be held virtually on April 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. The groups will offer space to discuss the book and the impact on group participants. Those interested in attending may email Amy Rosenthal at amyrosenthal573@gmail.com. The book may be purchased locally from the Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick, or AWARE can lend or purchase a copy for you. Call 802-472-6463 or email aware@vtlink.net for more information.