When the seeds were sown for The House of Ruth in the 1970s, the issue of intimate partner abuse was not well understood or documented. There were few places of refuge for abused women and their children.
Kathleen O’Ferrall Friedman and Barbara J. Parker tell the story of how a small group of earnest, determined women came together in Baltimore to combat such violence. This is not only an historical account of the development of a vital program, but also an inspiring blueprint for practical, results-oriented social activism in today’s society.
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Recorded On: Tuesday, May 12, 2015