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Speaker addresses sexual violence

Apr 23, 2013

Just Peace Outreach Group (J-POG) will be hosting speaker Rachel Halder on Sunday, April 28, who will present on what she is doing to keep people from ignoring sexual violence.

An informal discussion and finger foods potluck (bring your own table service) will begin at 6 p.m. at Wellman Mennonite Church, 1215 8th Avenue, Wellman. Halder will speak at 7 p.m.

Sexualized violence is a subject that is typically avoided, especially within religious circles. However, Halder is working to collect stories of Mennonite (or previously identified Mennonite) women who have experienced sexual assault or abuse.

Halder will share about how and why she has created “Our Stories Untold,” a website that serves as a place to provoke conversation about sexualized violence. You can see this project at

For directions or more information call Kay Fleming at 319-646-2028 or email Jane Yoder-Short at

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