Advocate and #WhyIStayed Creator, Beverly Gooden, to Speak March 2 at Peru State
Victims’ rights advocate and creator of the viral hashtag, #WhyIStayed, Beverly Gooden will visit Peru State College as part of the campus’ Distinguished Speaker Series. Gooden will speak on Monday, March 2 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Beverly Gooden breaks
Beverly Gooden breaks down the myths and misunderstandings around domestic violence to illuminate the complex reasons why victims stay in abusive relationships and what you can do to help. Recently the “me too” movement has shown us what our society considers acceptable can be changed by the work of many individuals coming together to speak with a unified voice.
About Beverly Gooden
Known for creating the viral Twitter hashtag #WhyIStayed in the wake of several high-profile domestic violence incidents, Beverly sparked a national conversation about how society views victims, while calling for a community response to this important social issue.
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