The Women’s Council works hardest on the epidemic of domestic violence that occurs between intimate partners because it is a high proportion of local violence crime and disproportionately burdens women.
But domestic violence also labels other family violence and elder abuse -equally horrible terrors faced by people across our community.
On Sept. 28, the Shelby County Crime Victims & Rape Crisis Center will join with the Memphis & Shelby County Domestic and Sexual Violence Council and First Baptist Church-Broad to host a one-day conference on domestic violence.
Titled “Wake Up Our Community, Take Action and Make a Difference,” the one-day conference aims to educate about the wide range of types of domestic violence and how we can address them.
A panel of leaders in the field will include MAWC executive director Deborah Clubb. Break-out topics include Understanding Orders of Protection, Hate Crimes, Grief and Relationships, DV and Homelessness, Men and Violence and Family Violence. Click here for more information.
Domestic violence is a key topic at the third annual Total Woman Summit on Sept. 28, organized by founder Sherica Hymes. It will be in the Great Hall & Conference Center, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The summit’s focus is to educate, empower and connect women at a soulful level. Community partners include United Way of the Midsouth, Women United and CityCurrent.
For more information, visit: shericahymes.com/tws