Published on October 07, 2016

Reading Health to Host Film Screening, Discussion to Heighten Awareness About Domestic Violence

Reading Health and Berks Women in Crisis (BWIC) are offering a special screening of "Finding Jenn's Voice," an award-winning documentary produced by local filmmaker Tracy Schott, on Wednesday, October 12. The event will take place from 7:30 to 10 a.m. in the 5th Avenue Conference Center at Reading Hospital.

The event will include a screening of the film from 8 to 9:15 a.m., then a panel discussion and Q&A led by Schott, the film's director/producer, and BWIC representatives. The event will serve as a forum for Reading Health, BWIC and other community agencies to learn more about how they can partner together to help end domestic violence in the community. Registration and a light breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m.

The screening is being held on Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day, a nationally recognized day designed to raise awareness about domestic violence and the ways to help break the cycle of violence.

"Finding Jenn's Voice" tells the story of Jenn Snyder, who was murdered by her married boyfriend when she revealed her pregnancy. The film also highlights 11 survivors of domestic violence homicide attempts. It examines the characteristics of controlling and coercive relationships and provides viewers with information that could help save lives.

Admission is free, but registration is required. Call 484-628-HELP (4357) or visit www.readinghealth.org/events for more information or to register.