Westside Progressives to discuss policy and the intimate violence epidemic April 18

Domestic violence has grown to be an epidemic that is making headlines on an almost daily basis. Ellen Gormican, advocacy, education and training coordinator for Cornerstone Advocacy, will discuss intimate-partner violence through the lens of social justice and how current policy might affect work in this area.

Based in Bloomington and with offices in Brooklyn Center and Minneapolis, Cornerstone works to end domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking through community outreach, crisis response, and long-term stabilization.

Westside Progressives, a nonpartisan educational forum that encourages civil and thoughtful discussion about progressive issues, normally meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Church of the Epiphany, at Schmidt Lake Road and Nathan Lane in Plymouth. The cost is $10 for the lasagna/salad dinner. The schedule is 6 p.m. doors open, 6:15 dinner, 6:45-8:00 p.m. program.

RSVP to Kelly Guncheon at [email protected] For more information, go to facebook.com/westsideprogressives.