By Cheyenne Vavrina
Community members came together to celebrate, connect, and learn about one of the aspects of Duluth that makes this city more livable for its residents. The eighth annual Herstory Luncheon took place on April Sixth as one of PAVSA's events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
It was a full house in the beautiful Greysolon Ballroom in downtown Duluth. People shuffled in, chatted a bit, and took their seats to enjoy a lunch with some of the hard working individuals from PAVSA.
You can hear the sound of silverware clanking as people eat lunch and listen to Board Chair member of PAVSA, Briana Von Elbe, explain what PAVSA does for Duluth:
PAVSA is a non-profit organization, and along with that comes a group of dedicated, passionate volunteers from the Duluth community. Candice Harshner, PAVSA's Executive Director, explains what their volunteers do to help:
Organizations around Duluth contribute to PAVSA to help in their efforts of making Duluth a more livable city. Erin Naughton is the volunteer coordinator at PAVSA, and she talked about these contributions at the luncheon:
It takes a dedicated group of people to make one city more livable for others. PAVSA's Herstory Luncheon gave some insight on how they work to educate the community, support victims, and advocate to end sexual violence in Duluth.