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July 24, 2019
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Downstairs Program Room
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Illustration from "Confronting Violence" display: people protesting
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Dare to be Powerful

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

What practical steps can we take toward a safer future for women?

As the largest network of domestic violence service providers in the U.S., YWCA creates practical solutions to protect survivors, empower advocates, and eradicate all forms of gender-based violence. Their Director of Social Change will share how to be part of those solutions.

About Confronting Violence: Improving Women's Lives
From July 8-August 17, the Menlo Park Main Library will host a special traveling exhibition produced by the National Library of Medicine.

Activists and reformers in the United States have long recognized the harm of domestic violence and sought to improve the lives of women who were battered. Our temporary exhibition Confronting Violence, Improving Women’s Lives explores the developments during latter half of the 20th century, when nurses took up the call. Beginning in the late 1970s, nurses were in the vanguard as they pushed the larger medical community to identify victims, adequately respond to their needs, and work towards the prevention of domestic violence.

Visit the Main Library to experience the interactive exhibition panels, and join us for our series of interrelated programming.