Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Two events in Baraga to kick off National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

BARAGA --  Niimigiimiwan, "Dancing in the Rain," a 9th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Event, will be hosted by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) Office of Violence Against Women and the Baraga County Shelter Home on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Niiwin Akeaa Recreation Facility, 111 Beartown Rd. in Baraga.

The Guest Speaker will be Native GRAMMY recording artist Star Nayea, who will share her triumphant, awe-inspiring life story during the event. It also includes a Domestic Violence Awareness Walk at 11 a.m., small group workshops, a feast, 50/50, and raffles.

Preceding Saturday's event, Star Nayea will present "Build Love From the Inside Out," from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, also at the Niiwin Akeaa Recreation Facility in Baraga.

October is the 9th annual National Domestic Violence Awareness month. The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Youth Programs group has extended a special invitation to surrounding communities, including Michigan Tech students, staff, and faculty, to attend these two events.

For more information call 906-353-4599 or 906-353-4643. Transportation is available.

No comments: