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November 25, 2008

Ending the Silence:

Improving our Community Response to Domestic Violence

and Sexual Assault

Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 7-9pm, Hazen Hall Lecture Theatre, UNB Saint John

November is Domestic Violence Awareness month and the Saint John Domestic Violence Community Action Group has arranged for community activists to speak on November 25th, which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and marks the beginning of annual activism against gender violence.

Guest speakers include:

  • Dr. Judy Wuest, UNB Nursing Prof. and Canadian Institute of Health Research Scholar, will speak about the long term physical and mental health implications of Intimate Partner Violence as well as its impact on the health care system and development of health policy to respond to the needs of survivors.
  • Lorraine Whalley, Director of the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre, will speak about the link between Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault.
  • Alexis Pishe, RN MN, Project Coordinator of the Saint John Sexual Assault Response Team, will speak about an Innovative Service Delivery Model for victims of Sexual Assault being piloted in Saint John over the next year.

All welcome. There is no admission fee, but donations at the door would be appreciated for the Saint John Domestic Violence Community Action Group.

Contact: Ali Pishe, RN MN,
Sponsered by the UNBSJ Faculty of Nursing


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