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Award Winning Documentary Creator Joshua Safran to Headline 2019 Engaging Men Luncheon

Living in terror, cowering in fear. As a young child, Joshua Safran said he would hide under his covers to drown out the violent beatings his alcoholic stepfather would inflict on his mother. He was so desperate that at age 12 he plotted to kill his stepfather so he and his mother could escape. His mother broke free before he carried out his plan. 

After a tumultuous life on the run, Joshua eventually was able to go to school. He turned these tragic experiences into motivation that eventually carried him through law school and a career advocating for women escaping violence just like he and his mother.

Like many men who witness domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, Safran knows these are not just women’s issues, they are community issues. That’s why he is the perfect speaker for Our Engaging Men luncheon which will be held at 11 a.m. August 7 at Embassy Suites Oklahoma City 
Downtown/Medical Center, 741 N Phillips Ave.

Safran is an author, attorney, and national advocate for survivors of domestic abuse. Joshua's seven-year legal odyssey to free an incarcerated survivor of domestic violence from prison was featured in the award-winning documentary film Crime After Crime, which won more than 25 awards.

Engaging Men is designed to bring men and women together to learn more about the effects these terrible crimes have on children, employees, friends, and family members in their lives.  It’s a call for everyone to stand against violence in our community. If you want to be a part of this important event, register today. Attending is free but we do as those who come to donate at least $100 which helps YWCA OKC provide services to women, children and men working to break free from domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. We hope to see you there.