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Tuesday, 27 February 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

Town Hall Series: meeting in Little Village

Thursday, March 1
6-8 p.m.
West Side Technical Institute
2800 S. Western Ave.

Recently, we have seen a rise in such forms of violence against women and girls such as the murder of a Latina woman in Little Village and the sexual assaults of two young girls in the Back of the Yards, all of which impact whole families and communities—and we have a lot to talk about.

Join us. Share your concerns and help us find solutions.

Guests speakers include:

  • Lupe Chavez – Community Educator, Mujeres Latinas en Acción

  • Jaime Guzman – Little Village Violence Prevention Collaborative (VPC)

  • Yolanda Cardenas, M.D. –  family medicine

“What Will It Take? Building theSafest
State for All Women and Girls”
is a yearlong statewide initiative of Chicago Foundation for Women. It is based on the idea that to find answers, you have to ask the question. The Town Hall series is part of that effort.This second of nine town hall meetings held across the state is hosted by Chicago Foundation for Women’s Latina Leadership Council in conjunction with Mujeres Latinas en Acción, Latino Coalition for Prevention, Amigas Latinas, Chicago Public Schools’ Girl’s Initiative, Little Village Violence Prevention Collaborative (VPC) and Rape Victim Advocates.Violence does not discriminate. It affects people no matter what your income, age, race sexual orientation or gender identity. But it disproportionately affects women and girls of color, immigrant women and girls and disabled women and girls.

  • Because of language, cultural and financial barriers, immigrant women are more likely to be vulnerable to abuse. 
  • More than three women are killed each day by a husband or boyfriend. 
  • One in three girls is sexually abused before the age of 18. 
  • Lesbian, bisexual and transgender women have the same risk of intimate partner violence.

No RSVP is necessary; all are welcome.

For more information on this Town Hall or the series of meetings, contact C.C. Carter at (312) 577-2836 or cccarter@cfw.org. For general information on the Foundation or the “What Will It Take?” initiative, contact info@cfw.org or call (312) 577-2801.

If you have accessibility requirements, contact Barbra Jotzke by Feb. 26 at (312) 577-2814 or bjotzke@cfw.org.

  1. Tuesday, 27 February 2007 at 8:08 am

    As a Latina/Chicago myself, this town hall meeting IS important! If you’re in the area. please consider attending! Violence, whether physical, emotion, or mental, need not exist any longer!

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