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City of Kansas City, Mo.
CONTACT: Mary Charles, city communications officer, (816) 513-1356
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEAE: Oct. 19, 2009
City partners for Domestic Violence Awareness Month event
The City of Kansas City, Mo., City Prosecutor’s Office, along with the Kansas City, Mo. Human Rights Commission, Newhouse Shelter, the Rose Brooks Center and Synergy Services, is hosting an event from 5:30-7 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the Screenland Theatre at the Crossroads, 1656 Washington Ave., in recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
The event will feature the premier of the video, “Your Right. Your Life.” A Dare to Hope Award will be presented to the Human Rights Commission of Kansas City and there will be special recognition of domestic violence survivors. The video is a joint project of the Human Rights Commission and the City Prosecutors' Domestic Violence Victim Assistance Program, and features domestic violence survivors, a reformed abuser, domestic violence advocates and an assistant city prosecutor. The message of the video and public service announcement focuses on an individual's right to personal safety as a basic human right.
This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Those interested in attending should contact Angela Clark at Angela_Clark@kcmo.org or at (816) 513-3926 by Oct. 21.
“Domestic Violence Awareness month is a time to focus our attention on a serious problem in our community,” said Martha Means, assistant city prosecutor. “We want to bring awareness to this problem in an effort to protect those who are affected by domestic violence”
Special thanks for the event should go to Davis, Bethune & Jones LLC.
For more information, contact Marti Means, City Prosecutor’s Office, at (816) 513-3806.