A local organization whose work focuses on addressing the issue of domestic violence will hold an event in April to raise awareness of the issue.
Safe Futures will put on "The Power of Purple: An End to Domestic Violence" on April 4 at Three Rivers Community College, located at 574 New London Norwich Turnpike in Norwich. Registration for the event begins at 6:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m.
The evening will include a panel discussion and speakers on domestic violence, resource tables, and a short film. Gina Berreca, a University of Connecticut professor, author, humorist, and Hartford Courant columnist, will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Grace Jones, president of Three Rivers Community College, will host the event.
The program is being put on through the Rose Conrad Memorial Fund, which was founded by attorney Sheila Horvitz in 2005 in memory of a Norwich woman who was murdered by her husband. The fund supports "educational conferences, programs for children affected by domestic violence and fundraising events." The Hadassah American Affairs of Eastern Connecticut is also supporting the program.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Safe Futures at 860-884-8945.