Community dinner raises awareness to end violence against women - WNEM TV 5

Community dinner raises awareness to end violence against women

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MIDLAND TOWNSHIP, MI (WNEM) -

The Midland High School Student Council and leadership class hosted a community dinner.

The goal was to create awareness for the One Billion Rising global campaign that seeks to end violence against women.

“So often domestic abuse is a conversation stopper and people don't want to realize that this actually happens in our community and it actually is very prominent,” said Emily Wessel.

The event also featured women sharing their stories about domestic abuse.

The free dinner and silent auction helped raise more than a thousand dollars for the Shelterhouse of Midland.

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