Jackson Center To Host Domestic Violence Awareness Event

Linda Dynel, author of Leaving Dorian. Submitted image.

JAMESTOWN – The Robert H. Jackson Center will host a story of one woman’s journey of survival through domestic violence this month at the Cappa Theatre.

Jackson Center officials say author Linda Dynel will speak during a special presentation Friday, October 18, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Dynel wrote about her domestic violence experience in a book titled: Leaving Dorian.

Dynel writes about the day she left her abusive husband. The book has been widely read by domestic violence help center coordinators and directors and is used as training tool for staff as well as a support text with clients.

Leaving Dorian has found a home in post-secondary education. In addition to working with college students, Dynel spends much of her time presenting workshops and lectures on her experience with domestic violence to agencies and groups in the community.

Her first novel, Sunrise and the Seven One Six, was released in February 2015.

Following Dynel’s presentation is a session on assistance to survivor’s spouses and children by Diana Butcher and Jackie Sasso of the Salvation Army.

The closing session is presented by Gregory White and Sam Yumar of Catholic Charities, entitled “Holding the Offender Accountable.” Refreshments are provided by the Jamestown Bar Association.


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