Domestic Violence Advocacy Council

Next Tuesday's free domestic violence Lunch and Learn program, presented by the Domestic Violence Advocacy Council, is entitled “Alternatives Approaches to Domestic Violence Education.” Johnson C. Smith University Professor Dr. Dezette Johnson will be sharing her recent research that focuses on unique ways to educate people about domestic violence.

Dr. Johnson is Department Chair and Field Director in the Department of Social Work at Johnson C. Smith University. Her areas of expertise include school social work, teen dating violence, single parenting, cultural diversity, women’s issues, and program evaluation. Certificates of Completion will be provided.

The program is presented by Mecklenburg County Community Support Services Women’s Commission and its partners on the Domestic Violence Advocacy Council (DVAC).

When: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Where: St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 507 S. Tryon St., Charlotte
Education Center (basement of Food Court closer to College Street)

Validated parking is available at the On-The-Green parking garage on South Tryon Street between Second and Stonewall streets. If guest spots are taken, go to the lower levels and park in any non-staff St. Peter’s Church space. Bring your ticket to the workshop to be validated. A free trolley runs the length of Tryon Street every seven minutes. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch.

The free monthly seminars are open to the public and are held on the first Tuesday of each month. Representatives from local help agencies serve as presenters. The DVAC will continue to organize these workshops as an ongoing effort to broaden the public’s awareness of the issues surrounding domestic violence. For more information on this ongoing series and other events, go to

For more information on the effects of domestic violence in our community, call Community Support Services at (704) 432-SAFE (7233), CSS Women’s Commission at (704) 336-3210, or United Family Services' Shelter for Battered Women 24-hour hot line at (704) 332-2513.
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Media contact:Michael Sexton at (704) 432-1568 (office), (704) 900-9346 (cell) or
or Gaylene Macuska at 704-998-9676 or

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