April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Lower Columbia Diversity Project, in conjunction with the Clatsop County Women’s Resource Center, is hosting “Invisible Survivors - We Matter,” a community conversation about sexual assault dynamics, from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Astoria City Hall, 1095 Duane St., in the Council Chambers.

Presenters will be Sharon Beatteay and Suzi Wilkins from the Women’s Resource Center, Lynn Nawrocki, LCSW, from Coast Rehabilitation Services, and Ron Brown, Clatsop County District Attorney’s Office. Beatteay and Wilkins are trained sexual assault specialists with a combined 20 years of experience. Nawrocki is a clinical therapist with a strong background in counseling couples and individuals. Brown is the chief deputy district attorney for Clatsop County, whose primary responsibility is child abuse and sexual assault cases.

There will be a photographic essay, “I Matter,” and shirts from The Clothesline Project at Clatsop Community College on display during the conversation.

For information, contact the Lower Columbia Diversity Project at lcdiversityproject@gmail.com, or the Women’s Resource Center at 503-325-3426.


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