Gov. Laura Kelly announced Friday that nearly $570,000 in grant funds have been awarded to five Douglas County organizations to bolster support for crime victims and survivor services.
The crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, two-spirit and trans people affects all of Indian Country. Powerful change could start in Lawrence because of its strong and active intertribal community, activists say.
An upcoming panel at the Lawrence Public Library will focus on gender-based violence in Indigenous communities, the law, advocacy work to combat violence and opportunities to support that work.
Community members who gathered Wednesday evening at South Park learned how watching for more subtle signs of domestic violence can save lives.
An event Wednesday evening in Lawrence aims to empower survivors of domestic violence and to promote healing.
Joey Pauda wants to create more spaces to celebrate Latino culture in Lawrence. He’s one organizer behind Taco Wars, a fundraiser in which four local restaurants will compete Saturday to serve the best taco.
Megan Harrison (formerly Stuke) has left her position as director of the Willow Domestic Violence Center, and Jessica Beeson has taken on the role on an interim basis.
Five grants totaling almost $275,000 will help local agencies serve survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, rape and stalking.
An upcoming event, “In Their Shoes: Building Healthy Relationships,” will aim to provide young people with an understanding of healthy relationship dynamics.
Megan Stuke said she’s usually frustrated, exhausted and probably a little angry when Lawrence city commissioners hear from her — but on Tuesday night, she was “simply hopeful and really happy about the progress that we’ve made.”
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