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Jackson Center to host domestic violence awareness event

JAMESTOWN — The Robert H. Jackson Center is pleased to host author Linda Dynel on Friday, Oct. 18 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Center’s historic Cappa Theatre as part of a domestic violence awareness community event. “Domestic Violence: One Woman’s Journey of Survival,” is presented by the Chautauqua County Integrated Domestic Violence Court and the Jamestown City Court-Domestic Violence Part. This program is free and open to the public. To register to attend this free event, please email Shelly Little at mllittle@nycourts.gov no later than Oct. 11.

The program will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a presentation by Dynel, author of “Leaving Dorian,” the story of the day she left her abusive husband. The book has been widely read by domestic violence help center coordinators and directors and is used as training tool for staff as well as a support text with clients. “Leaving Dorian” has found a home in post-secondary education. In addition to working with college students, Dynel spends much of her time presenting workshops and lectures on her experience with domestic violence to agencies and groups in the community. Her first novel, “Sunrise and the Seven One Six,” was released in February 2015. Dynel lives in Lockport with her husband and children.

Following Dynel’s presentation is a session on assistance to survivor’s spouses and children by Diana Butcher and Jackie Sasso of the Salvation Army. The closing session is presented by Gregory White and Sam Yumar of Catholic Charities, entitled “Holding the Offender Accountable.” Refreshments are provided by the Jamestown Bar Association.

Please contact the Jackson Center at 483-6646 with any questions.

The Robert H. Jackson Center is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that envisions a global society where the universal principles of equality, fairness and justice prevail. The Center invites and engages students of all ages, scholars, educators, national officials and international dignitaries to analyze contemporary issues of peace and justice through the lens of Justice Jackson’s body of work.

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