DeKalb Solicitor-General, Men Stopping Violence to host “Because We Have Daughters” program

DeKalb County Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling
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DeKalb County Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling is partnering with Men Stopping Violence(MSV) and Peace Baptist Church to host Because We Have Daughters® on Saturday, June 9, at Peace Baptist Church, beginning at 9 a.m.

 MSV created the Because We Have Daughters® initiative in 2005 to give men an opportunity to deepen their bonds with their daughters. The program is based on seven core values:

Awareness and understanding of societal pressures girls and women face: Active listening; Value girls’ voices.

Awareness of space: Assertiveness, not aggression; Appreciation for non-traditional qualities; Stand up for what we learn together.

 Because We Have Daughters® gives fathers an opportunity to learn about the realities their daughters may face day-to-day by participating in fun and educational activities. Each activity is followed by discussions focused on the insights each party gained from the activity. MSV designed the program to help men better understand what their daughters – and women everywhere – are facing in today’s society.

 “I learned about this program after a member of my team participated in the initiative. It had such an impact on their family, we felt it was vital to give the opportunity to families in DeKalb County,” said Solicitor-General Coleman-Stribling. “Creating a safe space for fathers to strengthen their bond with their daughters, isn’t only beneficial to these individual families, but also benefits our community. Our goal in my office is to create a better and safer DeKalb. Strengthening family bonds is one way we do that.”   

 Fathers interested in participating in the upcoming free session must register: at Space is limited. Lunch will be provided at the half-day session.

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