Domestic Violence is a complex issue. One that requires community collaboration to address.
But what about when there are cultural sensitivities or stigma attached to the topic of DV, as domestic violence is often called?
At Unity House, the Domestic Violence Services program strives toward community collaboration at all levels while recognizing how violence presents in one community may not always be perceived as DV or abuse in the same way it might in another community. There may even be stigma attached to the issue of domestic violence. That’s why forming partnerships throughout the community is key to addressing this issue.
On Saturday, April 30th, Unity House’s Dave Warren, Director of the Domestic Violence Services Program at Unity House, will be among the panelists at the Muslim Community Center in Schenectady. This community conversation is part of the United Muslim Relief’s Peaceful Families Project and focuses on building healthy and happy families, “strengthening them for a peaceful and content home life.”
Other panelists include Salma Abugidieri, LPC and Dr. Sahykh Imam Mohammad Qatanani. The event is a collaboration between the Muslim Community Center of Schenectady and Al-Hidaya Center in Latham.
The event is at the Muslim Community Center (MCC) at 21 Lansging Rd, Schenectady, NY 12304 at 3:30 pm. Babysitting is available.