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Barbecue raises awareness about domestic violence & sexual assault

Emily Ness
Updated: July 12, 2020 11:25 PM

Activists in Superior hosted a barbecue Sunday to raise awareness about domestic abuse and sexual assault.

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The barbecue took place at Hammond Park and included food, information and important conversation.

“It is a family friendly event and we did this because we need to have these difficult conversations early. We need to talk to our children about it. We need to talk to our teenagers about it and again, get in front of this problem,” Waylon J, community activist said.

J, who declined to give his last name, said that spreading awareness about this problem is especially important right now because of an uptick in violence.

“Right now with COVID and people being at home together, there is a dramatic incline of abuse and so we really want to be in front of that and slow that down,” J said.

At the barbecue, organizers worked to raise money for the Center Against Sexual & Domestic Abuse (CASDA) in Superior.

J said they were happy with the turn out of the event and the generosity of the community.

Mayor Jim Paine also made an appearance at the barbeque.

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