The Shadow Pandemic: A Conversation About Domestic Abuse and What You Can Do To Help

Following the lead of the United Nations, earlier this year the Sudbury Select Board voted to proclaim March 2021 as “Shadow Pandemic Awareness Month.”

Over the past 18 months, pandemic conditions have created significant additional concerns for survivors of abuse. While a number of media outlets have noted the increased risk of physical harm, abuse survivors’ experiences with emotional and financial abuse have received less attention. Please join the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable on Zoom at 3:00 PM on October 12 to learn more about domestic abuse and ways we can offer help and support to people here in our community.

Following a short video, program participants will talk more about the subtle and not-so-subtle signs of abuse and how we as a community might respond.  In addition to highlighting things that individuals can do to raise awareness and support survivors, Roundtable members will talk about the different initiatives and opportunities – ranging from one-time efforts to ongoing projects – that community members can get involved with. Attendees are welcome to participate in the conversation or come to listen.

We especially encourage people connected with local civic, religious, business, political, education-related and social organizations to come and learn more about how your group might get involved with the Roundtable’s efforts to reach out to survivors and prevent abuse in our community.

This Zoom program will be held on Tuesday, October 12 at 3pm. Registration is required and can be completed at


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