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by Lucy Benka
Patricia has suffered a lifetime of neglect and abuse from those who were supposed to love and protect her. Patricia was abandoned by her mother at age twelve and sent to live with her grandmother. Her first night there she was raped by a family member. Even after telling her family what was happening, the sexual and physical abuse continued and Patricia was made to feel like she was a liar, and a bad person. She had no one to turn to, so she started drinking, “to numb the pain, and become invisible to people.”
by Tiffany Donald
In her role as director of COA’s Adult Basic Education/GED program, longtime Riverwest resident Wendy Green has the important job of demonstrating to her young students that life can change in positive and unexpected ways. Her journey is a great example of this, and her devotion to the teenagers who come to her looking for a second chance at education is yielding real rewards.
Staycation in Riverwest
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1 TUESDAY BOSWELL BOOKS 2559 N. DownerAve Richard Thieme, author of Mind Games – Paranormal experiences &alternate realities. 7PM LINNEMAN’S 1001 E Locust Sigmund Snopek. 9PM No Cover MILWAUKEE SHAMBHALA CENTER 2344 NOakland Ave Open House w/ Meditation Practice & Dharma Talk. 7-9PM Free MIRAMAR THEATRE 2844 N Oakland AcousticMusic & Spoken Word Open Mic, […]