The DeKalb County Solicitor-General, Donna Coleman-Stribling, is partnering with Men Stopping Violence (MSV) and Peace Baptist Church to host Because We Have Daughters® (BWHD) on Saturday, June 9, at Peace Baptist Church, doors open at 8:30 a.m. Sessions begin at 9 a.m.

MSV created the Because We Have Daughters® initiative in 2005 to give men an opportunity to deepen their bonds with their daughters. The program is based on seven core values:

  • Active listening
  • Value girls’ voices
  • Awareness of space
  • Assertiveness, not aggression
  • Appreciation for non-traditional qualities
  • Stand up for what we learn together

Because We Have Daughters® gives fathers a unique opportunity to learn about the realities their daughters may face day-to-day by participating in fun and educational activities. Each activity is followed by discussions focused on the insights each party gained from the activity. MSV designed the program to help men better understand what their daughters – and women everywhere – are facing in today’s society.

Fathers interested in participating in the upcoming session must register by Friday, June 1, 2018. It is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. The session is expected to begin promptly at 9 a.m. Minimum age for daughter participation is 10 years old. Men who play a father figure role in a young woman’s life are also welcome to participate. Participants should come prepared for a half-day session with lunch provided.

To register, please visit