Domestic violence, sexual assault forum to be held Tuesday

Updated: Mar. 21, 2017 at 9:39 AM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Troy University's Rosa Parks museum will present a community forum on domestic violence and sexual assault in Montgomery Tuesday night.

"This is a very heavy discussion," said Madeline Burkhardt, Adult Education Coordinator at the museum.

This forum on domestic violence and sexual assault is part of a series on issues affecting women.

"We should always be celebrating women. Rosa Parks was a woman and she fought for women's rights, not just civil rights, but all social rights, and we really want to honor her legacy," explained Burkhardt. "We're hoping people will come here and find resource that they may need if they're in that situation so they can get out of that situation and continue on leading a great life and then also if someone is looking to get involved in some of the organization for these non-violent things such as domestic violence and sexual assault they can learn about some of the local organizations they can become a part of and involved with."

The community forum on domestic violence and sexual assault will start at 6 p.m. in the Rosa Parks Museum's auditorium on Troy University's Montgomery campus.

A forum scheduled for next Tuesday, March 28 will focus on issues related to women's health.

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