A domestic violence awareness conference
The Ladies of Vision (LOV) Ministry invites you to their Sixth Annual Domestic Violence Conference, “The New Me- No More Scars”, on Saturday, April 14, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. The conference will be held in the Shiloh Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 201 S. Market Street, Salem, Virginia 24153.
Ms. Neesey Payne, Anchor of WDBJ-7’s Mornin’ Show, will serve as Conference Mistress of Ceremony. The keynote speaker is Ms. Keisha Valentine from Warrenton, North Carolina, a survivor of domestic violence. She was shot by her estranged husband, which left her confined to a wheelchair.
Ms. Valentine’s estranged husband also fatally shot their fifteen-year-old son Earl, III, before taking his own life. She will speak on “Life’s Struggles With A Controlling Man.” Mr. Keith Farmer from Straight Street will share the dangers of sex trafficking and how it can impact youth.
Straight Street is a youth center offering fun, faith, help and hope to area youth. Separate breakout sessions will also be conducted for women, males and teenagers. Local domestic violence agencies will be available to provide information, assistance and one-on-one counseling.
Inspirational music will be rendered by Ms. Sonya Sharpe, who is a member of Montvale Baptist Church. A delicious lunch is included in the registration fee of only $20 for adults. Thanks to conference sponsors, LOV will again offer a limited number of seats for young ladies and young men, ages 13-22, free of charge.
You are encouraged to come increase your awareness of domestic violence issues and the services available to victims and their families in the Roanoke Valley.
For additional information, call 540-721-1628 or email [email protected]. You may also register online and pay the conference fee of $20.00 with your credit card at www, ladiesofvision.org; or, with any LOV member at the following local churches: Chestnut Grove Baptist, First Baptist – Cloverdale, High Street Baptist, Jerusalem Baptist, Morning Star Baptist and Shiloh Baptist Churches. Registration deadline is March 31, 2017.
-Submitted by Sharon London, Ladies of Vision Ministry Vice President