Annual forum will address sexual violence

The annual local leaders’ forum breakfast will be held on Friday, April 20, addressing “How does our community respond to sexual violence?” The discussion with local leaders is grounded in the #MeToo movement in Tucson, says Jewish History Museum program coordinator Jamie Luria.

Panelists will include April Ignacio, Indivisible Tohono, Tohono O’odham Nation; Alba Jaramillo, Women Out of Poverty Initiative and Latina Leadership Institute; Kate Meyer, Take Back the Night and Denim Day Tucson: Artists Working to End Sexual Violence; Amalia C. Mora, University of Arizona Consortium on Gender-Based Violence; Timoteio Padillo, Take Back the Night and Bruv Luv Collective; and Joan-e Rapine, Jewish Family & Children’s Services Project LEAH (Let’s End Abusive Households). Moderators will be Liane Hernandez of the YWCA and Luria.

A breakfast reception at 7:30 a.m. will be followed by the forum at 8 a.m. at the Harvey and Deanna Evenchik Center for Jewish Philanthropy (the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona building), 3718 E. River Road. The forum is a collaboration between the Jewish History Museum, the JFSA’s Jewish Community Relations Council and the YWCA Southern Arizona. RSVP for this free event at 670-9073 or visit jewishhistorymuseum.org.