Introducing Southwest PA Says NO MORE

SWPA_NOMORE_LOGO_ONLY_FULL_COLOR_CMYKSouthwest PA Says No More is a new, locally-run initiative of FISA Foundation along with other partners from the southwestern part of the state—including Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA—with the goal of ending sexual assault and domestic violence. The group will highlight primary-prevention focused efforts in a ten county area of SWPA and will seek to build regional engagement. Southwest PA Says No More will create a broad movement of agencies and individuals that are implementing prevention strategies in a coordinated way.

One of the major focus areas for Southwest PA Says No More is engaging men to take leadership roles in ending domestic and sexual violence. To help accomplish that goal, FISA Foundation and The Heinz Endowments are working with the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh on an in-depth training opportunity for men interested in taking on this role. Jackson Katz’s internationally regarded leadership training, Mentors in Violence Prevention will accept a cohort of 30 local men who are committed to taking action on this issue. Ideal participants should be individuals who are interested in becoming community leaders in the area of domestic violence and sexual assault prevention as well as work toward creating change in mindset and culture within their community. If you are interested in receiving more information on how you could be a part of this training program, contact Samantha Lee at sl@peacefromdv.org. The application deadline is May 1, 2015. To find out more information about the Southwest PA Says No More initiative, visit http://www.southwestpasaysnomore.org or visit them on Facebook and Twitter @endviolenceSWPA.

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