Event to educate community on sex trafficking, domestic violence, STDs and HIV

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Adriane Brown. Contributed photo

The E3 tour is an educational event around Sex Trafficking, Domestic Violence, STD’s & HIV.  The events are scheduled at various Community Centers throughout rural Northeast Georgia and there is one coming to the local community this month. It will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at the Boys and Girls Club, 405 Community Court, Monroe, GA 30655. (Felker Park).

 

“These educational events will cater to college students, high school students, senior citizens, veterans, and concerned citizens of Georgia. The initiative is taking place to educate the community about preventive measures, myths, and facts regarding Sex Trafficking, Domestic Violence, STD’s & HIV,” said Adriane Brown, of Monroe. Brown is the founder and CEO of Diamond Ministries, working with Domestic Violence victims and manager of the Monroe office of Live Forward, working to educate on HIV Aids. “To implement our efforts, we are sharing authentic stories of those with influence and/or knowledge regarding our subjects to Impact Our Communities. This event is designed to Educate, Encourage, and Empower our local residents, but it also displays the partnership between our community, corporate, local, state, and federal entities.”

Brown said rural Northeast Georgia has been significantly impacted by this crisis because of lack of resources and knowledge.

“We are looking to bridge the gap and educate the community,” she said. “The events will feature a panel discussion with survivors/professionals, main speakers, entertainment, raffles, free HIV testing, counseling and healthcare resources.

“Attendees will have the opportunities to connect with the people who serve as sponsors, supporting partners and those who have shown us their dedicated support while organizing the event. Our program and its partners seek to be a resource for the community who are at risk of becoming victims of violence, homelessness, substance abuse and/or who are impacted by health disparities.”

Brown said Diamond Ministries works in the areas of all types of of abuse and violence through support, advocacy, prevention, and education while promoting community awareness and accountability.

“Our vision is to end all types of abuse and violence. The organization is committed to addressing Sex Trafficking, Domestic Violence/Intimate partner violence and HIV/AIDS,” she said,

Brown fled to Monroe Ga from her own domestic violence relationship. Her personal experience with domestic violence and accessing resources led her to form Diamond Ministries.  She identified gaps in care for survivors and is committed to reducing those gaps through her work in Diamond Ministries.  Since 2012, Brown has hosted an Annual Diamonds and Denim Event in October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Members of the community gather and bring items to donate to a local domestic violence shelter.  The organization serves individuals living in the 10 county Northeast Georgia area.

 

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