Sexual violence affects many people, including those who are often under-represented in conversations around it.
Some of these people might be youth, adult men, seniors, and people who identify as indigenous, transgender, and people living with different abilities.
To help address this gap in awareness, we are holding a one-time group to allow people to talk about sexual violence and consent in a safe, trauma-informed environment.
There will be a discussion at Freeman House on Tuesday, April 28 from 7:00-8:30 pm. People are welcome to come and talk within the group, or privately with facilitators. They are also invited to submit stories anonymously to ensure their safety and privacy. This could include by email, phone, or through a private session.
This information will be used to inform a new discussion on how consent operates for people who are not always part of mainstream conversations. This will then provide valuable resources for future community education and awareness.
The project is a collaboration between Sexual Health Centre Lunenburg County, a member of Sexual Health Nova Scotia, and Family Service of Western Nova Scotia. It is funded in part through a grant from the Nova Scotia Sexual Violence Strategy.
Come in the front door at 48 Empire Street in time for 7:00pm. There will be refreshments.
For more information, or to be involved in this project individually or anonymously, please contact:
Julie Veinot, Director of Sexual Health Centre
lunco.ns.sexualhealth AT gmail.com
Art Fisher, Director of Family Service of Western Nova Scotia
admin.fswns AT bellaliant.com