Film screening aims to expand conversations on ending violence against women

North Bay, ON – Nipissing University’s School of Social Work, in partnership with the Nipissing Violence Against Women Coordinating Committee (VAWCC) and the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit, invite members of the community to attend the Smallest Steps Film Screening and Community Networking event on Monday, March 6 at 10 a.m. in the Nipissing University Theatre (100 College Drive, North Bay, ON).

The Smallest Steps documentary highlights the interconnected stories of four women, each beginning their own journey to end violence against women in Canada, and aims to inspire more people to actively participate in the movement.

Organized through an interdisciplinary collaboration, and as part of Social Work Week, the film screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring students, faculty, and local experts intended to deepen and expand the conversations started or not yet addressed in the film.

“This event aims to uplift the voices of those working to end violence against women and build connections so new activists are aware of how and where to get involved,” said Sarah Clermont, Sexual Violence Prevention & Education Coordinator, Nipissing University.

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with Nipissing faculty, staff, and students, as well as community partners.

"We can all play a role in ending violence against women in our community.  Even the smallest steps make a positive difference," states Justine Mallah, Chair of the Nipissing Violence Against Women Coordinating Committee.

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