Advocates, Others Gather to Explore, Expand, Create Opportunities to Reduce Domestic and Sexual Violence

Wisconsin Dells—The three statewide anti-domestic and sexual violence groups have brought together advocates, law enforcement officers, attorneys, health care providers and many others for a major conference at the Kalahari Convention Center in the Wisconsin Dells. The conference—entitled “Transform the Conversation: Explore. Expand. Create.”—is taking place today and tomorrow.

The conference is a joint effort by End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA) and American Indians Against Abuse (AIAA). Approximately 500 people are in attendance. The conference features nationally recognized keynote speakers, a selection of over 50 workshops and a variety of opportunities to participate in facilitated conversations. Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Wisconsin First Lady Tonette Walker and Department of Health Services Secretary Kitty Rhoades are also expected to address the conference.

In a joint statement End Domestic Abuse WI, WCASA and AIAA said, “The collective energy, passion and expertise that has come together at the conference is remarkable. Participants and presenters are exchanging invaluable ideas and promising practices. We are hopeful that this gathering will infuse the work of ending domestic and sexual violence with fresh thinking and momentum for years to come.”

More information about the conference can be found here: http://bit.ly/transformtheconvo.

 

Selected Resources

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