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Letter: Join Safe Passage to stop domestic violence

To the Editor:

I write to implore men and women of this community to join in reducing or stopping domestic violence and sexual assault in our midst.

I am passionate about this problem, but this is not my personal cause. I have been blessed to be in a loving marriage for more than four decades.

Nor is it only the cause of the mostly women who work and volunteer at our county'’s domestic violence and sexual assault agency, Safe Passage.

Nor is interpersonal violence only a “women’'s issue.” It is a community problem that affects us all and will take all of us to solve. If, like me, you read this paper daily or pay attention to almost any media, you know how depressingly prevalent such violence against children and especially toward women really is.

I do not believe anyone is born hating or feeling superior to those who are different. Much of our socialization, however, does a pretty good job of training prejudice and lack of anger control into us. With very limited resources, Safe Passage is working to counter those forces and to create understanding and appreciation of healthy relationships.

Its many services are offered free to anyone in our entire community. But Safe Passage needs your help.

Now more than ever, we need to think globally and act locally. Will you help? Will you take a short break from chores or March Madness to stand with us?

All are welcome, and a great opportunity is coming up soon. On April 1, Safe Passage is sponsoring “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center. More information is available at

Please come out to walk with us! We need everyone’'s help to show the community that we collectively say “"no more!”"

Our sons and our daughters deserve nothing less.

Lois Self

President, Safe Passage Board of Directors


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