March 26-27: Walla Walla Valley Violence Prevention Conference
The second annual Walla Walla Valley Violence Prevention Conference kicks off with a keynote speech by Dr. Vincent Felitti, a physician noted for his research into the interconnections of childhood trauma, including violence, and problems in adult life. His talk will be followed by a day of workshops and panels on violence prevention in the community. All campus and community members are encouraged to attend all or parts of the conference, entitled "Stop Violence Now — For Yourself, Your Family, Our Community."
Monday, March 26:
Violence Prevention Keynote Speaker: Dr. Vincent Felitti
“Adverse Childhood Experiences: Understanding the Links Between Violence and Illness”
7:00-8:00 p.m., Maxey Hall, Whitman College Campus
Dr. Vincent Felitti (Kaiser Permanente Health Center, San Diego) is a nationally-known physician, researcher, and a lead author of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study.
This event is free and open to the public. Spanish interpretation will be provided.
Tuesday, March 27:
FREE Daytime Presentations and Workshops
8:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at Whitman College
(Registration at Reid Campus Center 8:00 a.m.; $10 lunch fee for early registered participants)
Family Night, featuring former NFL linebacker Allyn Griffin
5:00-7:45 p.m. at St. Patrick Church
(DOOR PRIZES, FREE DINNER, FREE CHILD CARE, TRANSPORTATION AND SPANISH INTERPRETATION AVAILABLE)
All events are free and open to the public. For details call (509) 540-0807 or visit the Walla Walla Valley Violence Prevention Coalition website.