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Stevon Edwards interviews Khalilah Collins, community advocate, about her work with the Center for Women and Families and the PACT in Action domestic violence prevention group for teenagers. She also shares some signs and strategies for us to use or share and provides short commentary on the current climate toward domestic violence.For more information about signs and way you can help read Part 1.
Khalilah is a social worker who works at the Center for Women and Families as the Project Manager for PACT In Action, a teen dating violence prevention project. Prior to working at The Center, Khalilah was the Executive Director of Women In Transition, a grassroots organization focused on economic justice issues and working to increase access to basic human needs such as housing, healthcare, jobs with living wages, etc. for everyone. She is also an adjunct professor with Jefferson Community & Technical College and the University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work. She is committed to developing students who will become active citizens that understand the value of community engagement.
About SteVon Edwards
I believe that interest, trust, and empathy are essential to community organizing and I rely on those elements to build relationships in my work around community-level prevention initiatives in policy/program development. My focus here is to provide you with information that will help you to overcome barriers you have in achieving a GREAT quality of life. I want you to be able to move, dance, sing, play, crochet , enjoy whatever healthy hobby you have among family and friends with sound mind, body, and spirit! Twitter: