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THUNDER BAY: Walking With Our Sisters Thunder Bay will host a Community Conversation on International Women’s day, Sunday March 8, 2015, from 1-4 pm that will bring community members together to have a conversation on what can be done to move forward on community safety.

“Over the past few months, we have had a number of attempted abductions as well as stories of domestic violence that have occurred in Thunder Bay that have reminded us that we have a long ways to go as a community where violence against women and girls is concerned,” said event organizer Leanna Marshall.

The community conversation is being held in response to directions from community and Walking With Our Sisters committee members who indicated they wanted the awareness and dialogue that began on community safety issues when Walking With Our Sisters held its memorial art exhibit to continue as a way of moving the community as a whole toward healing, relationship building and connectedness.

“Whether you are a community member or you work in the public sector on issues of social justice, we would like you to come be part of this conversation about what we, as a community, can do to create better awareness, dialogue, healing and safety in our community,” Marshall said. “The heart of this conversation will be around embracing solutions and ways forward that make sense to us: the community. Each of us brings strengths and ideas and we want to hear them.”

The event will be held on Sunday March 8, 2015 from 1 – 4 pm at the PACI Patterson Auditorium, Bora Laskin Faculty of Law (Lakehead University, 3rd floor, 401 Red River Road).

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For more information please contact:

Joyce Hunter, media relations, WWOS Thunder Bay
Cell: 807-472-5638