Healthy Relationship Forum to be held February 27th

Brenda Gilmore

Brenda Gilmore

“In observance of Teen Dating Violence Awareness, the National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc. Nashville Chapter will host ‘Breaking the Cycle: What I Wish I Had Told My Son/Daughter’ on February 27. “The program is designed to help our youth recognize the signs of an unhealthy relationship,” said chapter President and state Rep. Brenda Gilmore.

The forum will be held at the Southeast Library located at 5260 Hickory Hollow Parkway, #201 Antioch, Tenn. 37013 on Saturday, February 27. The program will start at 11 am and end at 2 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

‘Breaking the Cycle: What I Wish I Had Told My Son/Daughter’ is free and open to the public. Participants will learn how to recognize the signs of an unhealthy relationship and how to be an active bystander.

According to Gilmore: “NHBW recognizes the harm that this violence causes in our community and we want to do all that we can to make sure that no young girl, or young boy is harmed emotionally or physically by teen violence.”

Statistics show that one in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.

The National Hook-Up of Black Women Teens Overcoming Pressure Committee is comprised of Marilyn Bell, LeKita Brightman, Veronica Clark, Lanita Darby, Dr. Ruth Dennis, Martha Lupai, and Jessica Murry.

Established in 1979, The National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc. Nashville Chapter is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that strives to improve the quality of life for women and their families. The goals and objectives are to be strong advocates for family sustainability by providing programs in the areas of the arts, culture, health wellness, education, and human service programs.

For information about the activities of The National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc. Nashville Chapter, visit , or contact Rep. Brenda Gilmore at 615-876-3665.