“No Visible Bruises” with Rachel Louise Snyder

Thu, Oct 27th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm

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The Community Library

The Community Library

We call it domestic violence. We call it private violence. Sometimes we call it intimate terrorism. But whatever we call it, we generally do not believe it has anything to do with us.

Rachel Louise Snyder frames this urgent and immersive account of the scale of domestic violence around key stories that explode the common myths — that if things were bad enough victims would just leave; that a violent person cannot become nonviolent; that shelter is an adequate response; and more insidiously, that violence inside the home is disconnected from other forms of violence. Through the stories of victims, perpetrators, law enforcement, and reform movements, Snyder explores the real roots of private violence, its far-reaching consequences for society, and what it will take to truly address it.

Join The Community Library and The Advocates for this free community event and conversation with Rachel Louise Snyder, author of “No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us,” a finalist for the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award in General Nonfiction, winner of a Kirkus Award in Nonfiction, a New York Times Top 10 Books of the Year, and winner of the LA Times Book Award and the New York Public Library’s Bernstein Award.

Registration is recommended to save a seat. Snyder’s lecture will also be livestreamed on the Library’s Vimeo and will be available to watch through November 10, 2022.

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