Bendigo Walks Against Family Violence29/11/2019
On Thursday 28 November, two classes of Catherine McAuley College students participated in the Greater Bendigo Against Family Violence community event in Sydney Myer Place, Bendigo.
The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of family violence and to build resilience within our community. Participants heard from speakers outlining some of the impacts of violence within our community, and particularly the role of male violence. Students and other community members were encouraged to take responsibility in preventing family violence by challenging and changing attitudes and behaviours within our community.
As well as being treated to a multicultural dance performance, students were able to visit a number of organisations that had information stalls at the event to provide details of the services they deliver.
The event culminated in the Bendigo Walks against Family Violence community walk, down Pall Mall and into Rosalind Park.
This event provides an opportunity for community to come together, hear of the good work already being done, lend their support to the Walk Against Family Violence and pick up some useful information from the service providers.
Mr Mark Lees, School Counsellor