As the second installment of our Community Speakers Series, Peace + Love + Bling is proud to host Denise Kontras of the Ohio Domestic Violence Network on Thursday, August 17, 2017 beginning at 5:30pm. In addition to opportunity for community and conversation, you will learn why domestic/dating violence is prevalent, how to identify the warning signs of an abuser, and the impact of intimate partner violence in the LGBTQI community.
At the state level, Denise serves as the training coordinator where she assists in organizing and presenting trainings on a wide range of topics related to intimate partner violence. Denise has spent the past 15 years working as an advocate, author and speaker. Her forthcoming book, “It’s Not Over When You Leave: 7 Truths of Domestic Violence” will be available on Amazon later this year. A native of Columbus, Denise and three generations of her family graduated from The Ohio State University.
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