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Macon – The community is invited to attend Secrets & Stilettos: Sex, Scandals and Scars on Saturday, Sept. 28 to learn more about dating violence and available services to help domestic violence victims heal.

The event is being hosted by the Georgia Legal Services Program and Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney David Cooke.

“It’s vital that our community do all that we can to prevent domestic violence and to hold offenders accountable,” Cooke said. “I’m thankful that we could partner with Georgia Legal Services again this year to educate the public and help victims heal.”

The event will be held at the Anderson Conference Center, 5171 Eisenhower Parkway, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided and door prizes will be awarded.

Keynote speaker Jerhonda Pace is set to share about her experience as a domestic violence victim. She was featured in Lifetime’s docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly.”

Macon Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Verda Colvin is scheduled to lead parents in a discussion about warning signs that their children may be victims of dating violence.

Crisis Line & Safe House of Central Georgia will host a Domestic Violence 101 seminar.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Stefanie Hughes will lead a panel discussion about the importance of victims seeking assistance from mental health providers and reducing the stigma and shame associated with domestic violence.

“We want to provide a safe space for everyone to come in and learn about dating violence and hopefully help prevent domestic violence in our community,” said Tomieka R. Daniel, Managing Attorney of Georgia Legal Services’ Macon Regional Office.

Attendees are asked to RSVP by Sept. 21 by emailing [email protected] or by calling (478) 751-6500 ext. 6260.

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Contact: Amy Leigh Womack

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