Thursday, October 20, 2016

Pre-Law Society co-sponsors Oct 5 UAA Campus bookstore event - book launch of Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters

L to r: Author Liz Meredith; Elsie Boudreau, social worker;
and Nicole Stanish, AWAIC program manager, at the program.
The Pre-Law Society co-sponsored the October 5 UAA Campus Bookstore event - the book launch of Alaskan author Lizbeth Meredith's memoir, Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters In her book, Ms. Meredith recounts her story of surviving intimate partner violence and her struggles to rescue her abducted daughters.

Elsie Boudreau, a social worker, and Nicole Stanish, Abused Women's Aid in Crisis (AWAIC) Program Manager,  joined Ms. Meredith to lead a discussion about domestic violence, the unintended consequences of leaving an abuse relationship, and the important role of a caring community. Other event sponsors include AWAIC, Green Dot Alaska, Victims for Justice, YWCA Alaska, and the Alaska Humanities Forum.  This event was free and open to students, faculty, staff, and community members.