Finding Our Voices - Survivors Breaking the Silence of Domestic Abuse

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October is National Domestic Abuse Awareness Month. York Public Library is partnering with Finding Our Voices (a Maine grassroots nonprofit organization) to provide information on domestic abuse to the public.  A panel of domestic abuse survivors will share their stories and then lead a community conversation centered around emotional abuse and the impact on children. Attention will be paid to how the abuse they transcended resonates with the universal tactics that abusers use to get and maintain control of the intimate partners they claim to love. This will be preceded by powerful short films on the topic. This presentation is part of the Finding Our Voices “Let’s Talk About It” fall tour to help end the stigma and shame that are key factors in keeping women and children trapped in domestic abuse. Along with libraries throughout the state, Rice Public Library, Wells Public Library and Kennebunk Free Library are partnering to spread the word in York County. 

Throughout the month of October, York Public Library will exhibit the Finding Our Voices posters featuring the photo portraits of 45 Maine domestic abuse survivors aged 18 to 83. 

Photo to the left includes Maine survivors of domestic abuse and includes Finding Our Voices President/Founder Patrisha McLean and Janet Mills, Governor of Maine.