DV End The Silence Town Hall

When:
May 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2018-05-17T17:00:00-07:00
2018-05-17T20:00:00-07:00
Where:
EWU Riverpoint Campus - Spokane Eastern Washington Center - RM 122 Auditorium
668 N Riverpoint Blvd
Spokane
WA 99202
Cost:
Free
Contact:
509-703-8756

Spokane Domestic Violence End The Silence Town Hall

Purpose

  • Open a dialogue about domestic violence in Spokane.
  • Hear from professionals addressing this issue.
  • Increase public awareness of this epidemic in our city.
  • Provide a forum for you, the community, to ask questions.
  • End the silence with domestic violence and show victims this will no longer be tolerated.

Event Details

  • Thursday, May 17th
  • Submit your questions & enjoy refreshments: 5-6pm | Town Hall: 6-8pm
  • Spokane Eastern Washington Center – RM 122 Auditorium
  • 668 N Riverpoint Blvd, Spokane, WA 99202
  • Free, public event, all are encouraged to attend.
  • Direct questions to: 703-8756 | bridgestosafetywa@gmail.com
  • People needing accommodation should contact Deb Svoboda at dsvobda@ewu.edu or call 509.359.6470 by May 11, 2018.

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Why It Matters

This is a conversation we can’t afford not to have. The severe impact on our community, legal system, schools, and social services systems is undeniable.

IN OUR CITY, SPOKANE

  • Family violence was voted the #1 issue in 2018 community needs assessment.
  • Over 13,500 victims are identified each year. Many more are unseen and unheard.
  • In 1 year 14,532 domestic violence related calls were received by law enforcement.
  • The #1 call to 911 is domestic violence related.
  • YWCA Spokane’s domestic violence helpline receive an average of 4000 calls each year.
  • 1490 reported children and youth were impacted by family violence and another 580 children witnessed incidents of intimate partner violence in our community.

IN WASHINGTON STATE

  • 1180 deaths have occurred in WA ST due to domestic violence (1997 – 2016)

ACROSS THE NATION

  • On avgerage, 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner.
  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victim of intimate partner abuse.
  • 30-50% of transgender people will experience intimate partner violence.
  • Victims are 70 times more likely to be killed trying to leave an abusive relationship.
  • The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%.
  • 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year; 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence.
  • Victims of intimate partner violence lose 8 million days of paid work each year.
  • The cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $8.3 billion per year.
  • 25% of the population experience domestic violence but less than 15% get reported.

 

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Thank You Sponsors

This event is brought to you through partnership of the following organizations: