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Join Us for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
REAL PEOPLE        REAL STORIES        REAL SITUATIONS

 

 

2017 Theme

BREAKING THE CYCLE OF

Domestic Violence

 

 

 

Sunday, October 29, 2017
Meeting 2:45 to 5 p.m.
 

 

Mississippi Room, Brooklyn Park Library
8500 Broadway Avenue N, Brooklyn Park, MN

 

Everyone is Welcome and Encouraged to Bring Family and Friends 

 

 

 

Distinguished Guests

 

 

keisha t rev emily lagat sam mwange matt rabe

 

Keisha T. is the Cornerstone Criminal Justice Intervention Advocate.  Keisha will explore the services and resources that are available for victims of domestic violence and child abuse and prevention.

 

Rev. Emily Lagat is the Founder and President of INSPIRED PRAYER MINISTRY INTERNATIONAL, based in Minnesota, U.S.A.  She is famously known by her saying "Change Your Position."  Rev. Lagat will explore the impact of domestic violence in the community and give a personal testimony.

 

Mr. Samuel Mwange is the Global Fatherhood Foundation Executive Director and Fatherhood Advocate.  He will explain why men, especially in domestic violence crises, don't disclose and seek help.  He will demonstrate by showing a social experiment and public reaction.

 

Matt Rabe is the Brooklyn Park Community Engagement Police Officer.  Matt will discuss domestic violence from a police perspective, provide local data, and describe how police respond to reports and calls regarding domestic violence.

 

 

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MN's Leading Election System

With Secretary of State Steve Simon

 

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Listen to Secretary of State Steve Simon's excellent presentation on MN's outstanding election system emulated by many other states at the Think Again Brooklyns forum January 19, 2016.  Secretary Simon includes ways in which it can be improved, and he explains why it is important to vote.  He concludes with a quote from a tee shirt:  "Failure to vote is not an act of rebellion.  It is an act of surrender."

Get details on how to vote at http://mnvotes.org

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How Oregon Became the Easiest Place to Vote in the US

By Lornet Turnbull
YES! Magazine
October 8, 2016

 


In January, Oregon became the first state in the country to begin automatically registering eligible citizens to vote when they obtain or renew their driver's licenses or state IDs, completely shifting the burden of voter registration from the individual to the government. 

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