Campaign Against Violence for Youth Conference to Host Event in Whitefish

Flathead Valley organizations come together to promote awareness of violence in the community

By Beacon Staff

A new coalition of schools and Flathead Valley organizations have come together as part of an initiative called the Campaign Against Violence.

“Our mission is to promote awareness of violence in our community, to facilitate public conversations about the impact of violence, and to offer some field-tested strategies for making our community safer for everyone,” campaign chairman Brian Muldoon said.

Muldoon is a Whitefish mediator and attorney, and the author of “The Heart of Conflict.” Muldoon has been a pioneer in the field of conflict resolution since 1985.

The campaign’s inaugural event for youth will be held at the Whitefish Lake Lodge on Monday, Nov. 2, from 1 p.m – 3 p.m. In addition to discussing the root causes of violence, the focus will be on finding ways to prevent violence and conflict.

Speakers include Dr. Heather Davis Schmidt, Superintendent of the Whitefish School District, FVCC professor of psychology Dr. Ivan Lorentzen, FVCC sociologist Dr. Ami Megalav, and Dr. Marlene Snyder, national authority on bullying prevention.

The public is invited to this free event and registration is requested. For more information call 406-862-4942 or go to www.campaignagainstviolence.com to register online.

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