CORTLAND, N.Y. – A group that calls itself "the national voice of domestic violence" will screen a film Thursday that encompasses survivors of domestic violence across the United States.
The film, "The Return of Social Change," will be screened at the Ramada Inn Ballroom on 2 River Street at 6 p.m.
An organization known as Break the Silence against Domestic Violence is showing the film at cities across the country.
The screening will be followed by a community forum featuring representatives from Family Counseling Services, YWCA of Cortland, SUNY Cortland, and the Cortland County District Attorney's Office.
Kristen Paruginog, the founder Break the Silence, will also be on hand to answer questions.
More about the film and the group's national tour:
This exclusive film presentation encompasses survivors of domestic violence from across the United States who share their testimony and advice in hopes to inspire viewers to take action and become more aware and educated on the severity of this epidemic. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 7 men will become a victim of domestic violence in his or her lifetime.
Our mission at Break the Silence against Domestic Violence is to educate communities on the dangers of domestic violence, connect victims and survivors, and assist in the transformation of lives of victims of domestic violence, by providing a personal development retreat, educational programs, and an advocate hotline.
These community forums will incorporate local agencies, speakers, and advocates speaking out against domestic violence. Break the Silence against Domestic Violence has partnered with local survivors and supporters of our national platform to bring more awareness to this growing epidemic! Each event will address relationship violence, personal testimonies, and the importance of advocates speaking out by local advocates and the Founder of Break the Silence against Domestic Violence, Kristen Paruginog.
We are the national voice of domestic violence and we truly appreciate you sharing this heartfelt documentary with those in your community.