This is an on camera interview with Serena Low, Executive Director, Apna Ghar (“Our Home”), captured on December 13, 2012. Apna Ghar (“Our Home”) operates a Hot Line and Shelter for women who are dealing with domestic abuse, intimate partner abuse, including related violence, and need to find a physical location (place) to be safe. Serena provides a concise, on camera narrative of the issues and challenges faced by women in the community – and how Apna Ghar makes a difference. Serena also shares her thoughts on silence and empathy. Apna Ghar has corporate headquarters in the uptown neighborhood in Chicago ApnaGhar.org . This material is rated suitable for General (G) audiences, but engages a confronting topic (domestic violence) and, thus, requires the password - empathy. Also, please submit any comments here to ensure proper moderating of the contribution. There may be a half minute (or so) delay as the data downloads or starts streaming. Click on the following to see the educational video -
The previous post in line on this blog entitle – “Lessons Learned: Intimate Partner Violence Training” contains a blog discussion of the issues for those interested in more background after viewing the movie.
Note: “All the usual disclaimers appply.” This is a good faith, best effort to promote a conversation about an important subject of vital concern to ouor community. If your web access is behind a corporte firewall, the password may or may not be properly forwarded. The video interview is suitable for all ages (though the subject is a ‘difficult’ one). However, the underlying technology may or may not be compartible with an extrme level of “Big Brother” filtering. Hey, this is a blog post. Thanks for understanding.
(c) Lou Agosta, The Chicago Empathy Project, and Serena Low, Apna Ghar