Indy Recorder hosting virtual discussion on domestic violence

Indy Recorder hosting virtual discussion on domestic violence
Indy Recorder hosting a virtual discussion on domestic violence in the Black community and ways to combat it
INDIANAPOLIS, JUNE  24,2020: More than 40 percent of Black women in the United States experience physical abuse from their intimate partners. Black women also experience domestic violence two-and-a-half times more than their white counterparts, yet few people talk about these startling facts.
“Black women generally carry the burdens of our community and work to ensure others are taken care of, but they have few advocates for themselves,” said Robert Shegog, President of the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper in a press releasei. “Domestic violence – particularly in African American households – is rarely discussed or addressed sustainably. That is why the Recorder is hosting a conversation about this topic. We won’t abuse victims to know we see them, we hear them, and we have solutions.”
On Saturday, June 27, at 2 p.m., the Recorder will host the virtual conversation, “The Silent Pandemic: Addressing Domestic Violence Issues and Solutions in the Black Community.” The discussion will
focus on the prevalence of domestic violence in the community and the increase of instances during the current COVID – 19 quarantine.
Viewers will hear from domestic violence survivors and experts in the field while also learning ways to reduce violence and gaining access to resources.
What: Virtual Town Hall, “The Silent Pandemic: Addressing Domestic Violence Issues and Solutions in the Black Community” When: Saturday, June 27 at 2 p.m. at Facebook.com/IndyRecorder
Moderator: Ebony Chappel, Program and Communications Manager, Leadership Indianapolis
Panelists:
·         Dentia N. Hudson, Ph.D., LMHCA, LPC, CCTP, NCC, Counselor;
The Well Counseling and Consulting Group, LLC
·         Shonna Majors, Director of Community Violence Reduction,
City of Indianapolis
·         Ash Powell, Training Services Coordinator, Domestic Violence Network
·         Danyette Smith, Founder, Silent No More, Inc.
·         Sylvia Strom, Advocate, La Plaza, Inc.
To ensure as many people as possible can access the webcast, it is
available on both Facebook and Zoom.
The public is strongly encouraged to submit questions for the panel in
advance by sending them to Recorder Editor Oseye Boyd at
newsroom@indyrecorder.com or by posting questions on the Recorder’s
Facebook page: facebook.com/IndyRecorder.
Given the magnitude of the topic and the stress, many in the Black
community continue to experience as a result of COVID-19, this virtual
the town hall is one you don’t want to miss!
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