Thirty years ago Ruth Schmidt was walking home from her after-school job when she was grabbed from behind, forced into the woods, and raped at knife-point by a violent stranger.
The experience changed her life forever. In Grace Lutheran Church’s Faith Perspectives program on Violence Against Women and Girls, Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m., Ruth will talk about what was helpful to her in the days, months and years after her rape—and what was not. Other speakers on our March program include Ruth’s mother, Gick Schmidt and two counselors who work with trauma victims, along with Mary Streufert, Director of Justice for Women for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
The afternoon’s schedule includes time for questions and answers with the panel of speakers. Read more about the program on the Grace web site.
Please join us for a discussion of how people of faith can care for victims of sexual violence.
The program is free and open to the public.