Stop Violence Against Women Day
Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area residents will have the opportunity to learn more about domestic violence and how to prevent it. The event includes a Women’s Health and Resource Fair in partnership with the Idaho affiliate, Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Emceed by KREM 2 News’ Jen York and Laura Pappeti. This all-day event includes speakers who will discuss a variety of topics related to domestic violence and prevention. Deborah Parker, Vice Chairwoman of the Tulalip Tribes, whose testimony moved President Obama to tears during the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act; the landmark 1994 law designed to curb domestic abuse, which is now expanded to cover same sex couples, immigrants, Native Americans and sex-trafficking victims will provide the keynote address in the evening.
The proceeds will benefit the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s Stop Violence against Women Program dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, elder abuse and stalking to those living on the Coeur d’Alene reservation and in its surrounding communities. The Stop Violence Program provides confidential victim advocacy, court advocacy, emergency shelter, victim counseling, resource referrals, ER advocacy, technical assistance, outreach, community education, trainings and a Domestic Violence Offender Intervention Program while promoting ones’ dignity and respect for cultural beliefs.
For tickets please make checks payable: Stop Violence Against Women, P.O. BOX 408, Plummer, ID 83851.